|Chateau de la Gardine
SCA Chateau de la Gardine Brunel et Fils
Gérant: Patrick Brunel
Route de Roquemaure, 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Tel. +33 490 837 320
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-18.00
Mondays closed 12.00-13.00. April -September open Saturdays 10.00-18.00
In 1945 Gaston Brunel negociant in
Chateauneuf du Pape puchased Chateau de la Gardine and was then the
first owner from the Brunel family. In 1956 he was followed by his
oldest son Maxime and in 1964 the youngest son Patrick joined his
brother. In 2015 Patrick is the gérant according to societe.com
Maximes two children Philippe and Marie-Odile Brunel both work at
the domaine. In 1989 Philippe returned to the domain having finished his
viticultural and oenological education. In 1994 Marie-Odile Brunel har
fineshed her oenological education and joined the family.
Patrick Brunel's wife Ere Brunel is also an oenologist and she and
Marie-Odile works together in the cellars.
The vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape covers 54 ha
situated in three lieu-dits near the domaine "La Gardine",
"Combes Masques" and "Grand Dèves".
The oldest vines were planted in 1925.
Some parcels are covered by rolled stones but those are not dominating
in this lieu-dits. Limestones are more common here. It was in the area
near Gardine and to the norths that you found the stones giving name to
the village until 1903 Chateauneuf Calcernier.
1963 Brunel bought vineyards in Rasteau and Roaix.
In 1998 Chateau Saint Roch
in Roquemaure was purchased. The former owner was known as a very good
producer of Lirac.
Patric Brunel's wife Ere Brunel is the manager of this estate.
Gaston Brunels negociant activiy is resumed today. A range of wines from
northern Rhone and from Cairanne, Gigondas and Vacqueyras are
offered. The firm behind these wines is Brunel
de la Gardine, and bottled by Brunel Père & Fils,
Negociant à Chateauneuf du Pape.
Also the negociant wines are bottled in
the special bottle of Gardine.
("The Gardine bottle, both original and elegant, is the
result of a happy coincidence...
When he first wanted to expand his cellar, while digging in the ground,
Gaston Brunel found a mouth-blown bottle. He loved it and decided to use
a similar shape for all his wine. At the beginning, he had to go all the
way to Italy to find a glass supplier that was able to make it. Since
1964 all our wines have been bottled in the unique La Gardine
Wines ( as described at the domain's website
June 2019 )
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Tradition
2016: 60% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah and 5% Muscardin.
40% is aged in vats, and the rest in 1-6-years-old barriques for 9-14 months.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée des Générations Gaston Philippe
2015: Equal shares of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah.
The Grenache vines are 60-90 years old and grown at "La
Fermented in wooden tank. Aged in new barriques (85%) or one-year-old barriques for 14 - 18 months.
Yield: 18 hl./ha.
Chateauneuf du Pape
2015: Equal shares of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. From at
least 65-years-old vines.´No destemming. Raised in a special vat for up
tol 24 months.
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvée Tradition
2016: 30% Roussane, 20% Grenache Blanc, 30% Clairette and 20% Bourboulenc. Roussanne is fermented and aged in one-year-old
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Cuvée des Générations Marie-Léoncie
2016: 80% Roussanne 15% Clairette and 5% Bourboulenc.
Fermented and aged in new barriques.
2016: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah.
Grenache, 25% Syrah. No sulphites added
Patrick and Maxime Brunel.