Domaine du Calcernier
William de Courten
30, Rue Joseph Ducos
84230 Chateauneuf du Pape
Tel. +33 659 755 226
Direct sale: Caveau at 30, Rue Joseph Ducos.
William de Courten's
mother Aline Courten run (as widow)
for a number of years the property Domaine Le Vieux Calcernier
(Chateauneuf du Pape was until 1903 named
Chateauneuf de Calcernier.) She had
for some years help from her two sons Comte Christophe
and William and decided in
2014 to let the two sons share the
10 hectares of Chateauneuf du Pape belonging to
the domain. William's part was 4,5 ha
2015, was made in the family's renovated cellar at Chemin du Bois de la Ville
and stored here in an underground machine house.
The two brothers have since
decided that they both will have
their own cellar.
Well, there is only a wall between their cellars but the door is seriously
William and his family lives in a
historic old building at 30, Rue Joseph Ducos where you will meet his
English-speaking wife serving and selling the wines.
Chateauneuf du Pape
2016: 50% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault.
2/3 matured in ateel tank, 1/3 in new or 2-3-years-old barriques for 14 months
Chateauneuf du Pape Notes d'Aline
2015: 60% Grenache, 40% Cinsault.
A part is aged in barriques for 18 months
Chateauneuf du Pape La Fortune du Pot
2015: 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre.
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2017: Equal shares of Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Roussanne.
The humble entrence to the cellar