Chateau Sixtine (former Cuvee du Vatican)

Jean-Marc Diffonty.
10, Route de Courthezon, 84231 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00 (Winter: until 17.30)
Tel. +33 490 837 051
Mail:  contact@chateau-sixtine.com
Web:
http://chateau-sixtine.com

Jean-Marc Diffonty is the 4th generation at the domain and has been responsible, since his father Félician Diffonty retired in 1993. He was the mayor of Chateauneuf du Pape 1965-1995 and it was he who in 1958 named the plave Cuvée du Vatican - blessed by the pope!
In 2010 the name of the domain was changed to Chateau Sixtine.

The ageing cellar was renovated in 2003 and the vinification cellar in 2007.
The domain covers 15 ha. of  Chateauneuf du Pape

Wines

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée du Vatican
2015: 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. (Partly from other growers)

Chateauneuf du Pape Manus Dei
2016: 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre.
40% lagres i foudres ans 60% i ældre barriques. (Domænets 2. vin)

Chateauneuf du Pape Chateau Sixtine 
2015: 45% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 25% Syrah.
From La Crau, Rayas, Barbe d'Asne and Serres.
Aged for 12 months in new or 2-3-years-old barriques.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Chateau Sixtine
2016: 95% Roussanne and 5% Clairette
Aged for 6 months in barriques with bâtonnage.

Cotes du Rhone Village Cuvée de Vatican
2016: 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 25% Mourvedre.


Jean-Marc Diffonty at Les Printemps 2015

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