Nathalie and Jean-Jacques Brun
2, Cours Emile Zola 84800. L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
(In the near future the address will be 8, Rue des Cigales Chateauneuf du Pape)
Tel. +33 490 380 218 / +33 629 905 254
The domain was founded in 2008.
"It is a family estate that originated from the inheritance of Jean
Avril’s vineyard and also from the desire of his nephews to perpetuate the
family's viticultural tradition" (Quote from the domain's FaceBook
Jean-Jacques Brun is the son of Juliette Avril who was married Brun but called
her domain Domaine Juliette Avril, today run by Marie-Louise Brun the
sister of Jean-Jacques together with her son
Jean-Jacques Brun and his wife Nathalie were not working in the wine business
when they inherited the vineyards and therefore "In order to be able to manage the Vineyard, Nathalie went to study at the «
Université du Vin » in Suze-la-Rousse and Jean-Jacques, at the Agricultural
school in Carpentras-Serres."
The location of the 5 ha of vineyards is at lieu-dit Farguerol. The vines are quite
old ,"the grenache vine-plants were planted nearly one hundred years ago
by our grandfather Jean Avril." Grenache and Mourvedre are planted
mixed in one plot, and Syrah at another plot.
The wines has so far been made in a rented cellar but will some time in the
future be made at
Rue des Cigales in Chateauneuf du Pape.
Chateauneuf du Pape
2012: 66% Grenache and 34% Syrah.
Grenache is aged in older barrels and Syrah in truncated wooden tank.
Nathalie Brun and Jean-Jacques
Brun - April 2014
Nathalie Brun. At this photo
from photo FaceBook the old grenache vines are more accentuated
than it's the case at my own photo above