Domaine les Teyssonnieres

Franck Alexandre
84190 Gigondas
Tel. +33 490 123 131
Direct sale:
If anyone are present. Otherwise at Cave du Gigondas.


The domain was established in 1838 by a forefather of Franck Alexandre who came from Savoy to construct the Chateau Raspail. He bought the property in hands of his grand grand son today
The domain covers 12 ha: 10 ha Gigondas, 1 ha Cotes du Rhone and 1 ha vin du Pays.
Half of the production is bought by Perrin et Fils and is used for Gigondas les Gilles as well as for the mini cuvée of Vieilles Vignes 


Gigondas Cuvée Alexandre 
From 1 ha. with very old vines, 80% Grenache and 12 other varieties..
Aged for 12 months in foudres.

80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. Aged for 12 months in foudres.

Gigondas Rosé
33% Grenache, 44% Cinsault and 23% Mourvedre.

Cotes du Rhone
50% Grenache and 50% Syrah.

Vin du Pays de Vaucluse
Grenache and Syrah.

Franck Alexandre is the president of the Syndicat of Gigondas.
Photo from Gigondas sur Table July 2015

Maybe the oldest vineyard of Gigondas as the vines are about 120-years-old and have not been grafted as nearly all European vines after the phylloxera in the 1860'ties.

The linden at the courtyard is called The three of liberation as It was planted just after the French revolution .

A part of the cellars at Tessonnieres is underground. The stones at the grass are marking the walls. To the right you see the entrance.

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Updated 26-05-2019