Béatrice and Neil Joyce
La Glaciere (D17) 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Tel. +33 490 252 892
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00 and 13.00-18.00
Noel Joyce is English. He married a French
woman Béatrice. The couple lived for many years in Paris. Béatrice
worked as a lawyer and Neil made a fortune by working with soap dispencers.
Some years ago they decided to live another life. They wanted to make wines in
Provence. At first they bougt a very beautiful place in Saint-Etienne-du-Grès
After a few years they started to search for a place in a bit more prestigeous
appellation and found a mas in Chateauneuf du Pape with 10 hectares of vineyards
with vines planted in 1918-1920 and with quite big old buildings in a state of
disrepair. The place bolonged to a 95-years-old lady who had decided to sell
because the producer who had rented her vineyards was not interested anymore.
People in Chateauneuf wanted to buy the land but not the buildings and then the
place was available for Neil Joyce who could be approved as a buyer as he owns
From 2013 the vineyards will be certified as agriculture biologique.
The building have been totally renovated and modern cellars are constructed
within the frame of the old buildings.
The cellars are capable of making more wine than what can be produced
from the 10 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape and 6 ha of Vin de Pays. Therefore
Mr. Joyce has made an agreement with another winegrower who used to sell
the grapes to a cooperative.
In this way the production is added with wine from 6 ha. Chateauneuf du
Pape (lieu-dit Valori) and 3 ha of Cotes du Rhone.
The vineyards are certified agriculture biologique since 2013.
The manager and winemaker is Arnaud
Ferrier who has also been maitre de chai
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Tradition
2011: 55% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and 15% Cinsault.
From La Croze, Valori and Palestor.
50% matured in cement tank and the
rest in foudres.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée La Croze
2011: 100% Grenache from lieu-dit La Croze
planted in 1918 and 1920 on calcareous clay. Vinified
and matured in cement tank.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les
2010: 70% Grenache (90-years-old at La Croze) and 30% Mourvedre (50-years-old at
Le Valori and Les Cassanets). Aged in foudres.
Chateauneuf du Pape Confidentielle
2011: 100% Grenache.
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2010: 47% Grenache Blanc, 47% Clairette and 6% Roussanne.
Aged in demi-muids sur lie with bâtonnage.
Cotes du Rhone
2013: Grenache and Cinsault.
IGP de Vaucluse
2014: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Alicante.