Descours Group / Christopher Descours
Director and winemaker: Olivier Adnot
Tel. +33 490 083 298
Direct sale: All days 9.30-18.00. In winter closed on Sundays
Before the property became an estate with vines it was
a glass factory - verrerie.
In 1981 the place was bougt by a business man
(shoes and clothes)
Jean-Louis Descours, who
financed construction of cellars. In 1985 the vintage was made and
bottled at the domain. In 2012 it's the third generation of the family Christopher
Descours who runs the family company.
Since 2006 Olivier Adnot has been director and
winemaker at the estate.
Adnot got his wine education in California. Until 2006 he was a winemaker in Champagne for 10 years.
( In 2011 Descours Group bought Charles and Piper Heidsieck for 412 mill.€. )
Chateau la Verrerie covers 52 ha of vineyards, certified agriculture
biologique since 2013.
Wines according to website March 2019
Luberon Bastide de la Verrière
2015: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan.
2015: Grenache, Syrah. Aged in foudres for 9 months
Luberon Grand Deffand Cuvée Prestige
2015: Syrah, Grenache. Aged in barrels or foudres for 12 months
2018: Grenache, Cinsault.
Luberon Rosé Grand Deffands
2017: Syrah, Grenache, Bourboulenc
2018: Bourboulenc, Clairette, Roussanne, Grenache
IGP Blanc Bastide de la Verrière
2018: 100% Viognier