|Domaine de la Charbonniere
Caroline and Veronique Maret
Route de Courthézon, 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Tel. +33 490 837 459
GPS: 04° 51' 17" - 44° 03' 58"
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00. Saturday by
Eugene Maret the grandfather of Michel
Maret bought the property in 1912 as a gift for his wife who was the
daughter of a wine grower in the area. His son Fernand Maret enlarged the
estate. In 1973 Michel Maret took over the property as third generation.
He was the one who named the estate Domaine de la Charbonnière from the
lieu-dit around the domain. The name means the
area of charcoal burning.
The fourth generation Veronique and Caroline have both been working at the
domain for some years and since the beginning of 2014 they have taken over
the responsability. Veronique has been responsible for the wine making since 2007. Mireille and Michel
still work hard at the domain.
Since 2000 most of the grapes have been destemmed, and since a few years
truncated wooden tanks have been used for fermenting of the red wines to
make them more enjoyable and fruity in their youth.
Through the last few years some investments have been made so the cellars
today fulfil all the conditions for a modern winery. Everything is very nice
The property covers 18.5 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape, 4 ha of Vacqueyras (in Sarrians),
2 ha of Cotes du Rhone and 3 ha of IGP.
Since 2015 the vineyards have been certified agriculture
Since harvest 2015 Philippe Cambie is the advisor of Veronique.
Chateauneuf du Pape
70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre. From parcels
situated around the domain (Valori, Barratin
and Charbonnières). Fermentation in steel tank. Ageing in
steel tank or in wooden tank.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvèe Les Hautes Brusquières
2011: 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. Wine from a single
parcel at Les Brusquières. Ageing in barriques or wooden tank.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Mourre des Perdrix
2011: 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre. (Mourre des Perdrix)
Fermentation in steel or wooden tank. Ageing in wooden tank,
barriques or demi-muids.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
2011: 70% Grenache and 30% Mourvedre. Grenache
is from a parcel at La Crau with more than 100-years-old Grenache
in steel or wooden tank. Ageing in wooden tank (Grenache) or
2009: 70% Mourvedre and 30% Grenache.
Fermentation in wooden tank and ageing in 3-4-years old barriques.
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2012: 40% Roussanne, 40% Grenache Blanc and 20% Clairette.
25% fermented and aged in new barriques.
2011: 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. Ageing in wooden tank.
Cotes du Rhone
2012: Grenache and Syrah. Maturing in steel tank or barriques
for 6 months.
Cotes du Rhone Rosé
2012: Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc and Syrah.