Chateau la Diffre

Claudette Meffre and Michel Bres
Chemin de la Diffre 84110 Seguret
Tel. +33 621 510 058
Direct sale: not announcet
but probable by appointment

Until 2014 Chateau la Diffre was a part of Chateau la Courançonne
which has been owned by the Meffre family for some generations.
In 2013-2014 the family's possessions was devided in to two shares. 
One part with the centre at Chateau Courançonne in Violès and an other part with the centre at Chateau la Diffre in Seguret.
The vineyards are also divided so both domains are able to make wines from the same appellations as it has been done from Chateau Courançonne. 

Chateau La Diffre was created in 1626 as a place for hunting and relaxation for noble families. In 1878 it was purshased af Honoré Auphand who is the great grandfathe of René Meffre b. 1931, who has been one of the key persons in the proces of dividing Chateau Courançonne. When a split of Couranconne in to two compagnies was made and René felt it was time for retirement he turned to his godson 28-years-old Michel Bres and asked him if he was ready to give up his carrière as the director of some restaurants in Paris and take over the responsability for Chateau La Diffre.
René Meffre has not any children and has always regarded Michel Bres as his spiritual son.

After the split of the Meffre family's possessions Chateau la Diffre covers a total of 99 ha located in 7 different appellations: 6 ha in Rasteau, 25 ha in Séguret, 7 ha in Sablet, 50 ha at Plan de Dieu, 1 ha in Cairanne, 6 ha of Cotes du Rhone and 4 ha of IGP.

Wines from the first vintage 2014

2014: 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Village Seguret
2014: 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 3% Carignan and 2% Counoise.

Cotes du Rhone Village Seguret Blanc
2014: 40% Viognier, 30% Roussanne og 30% Marsanne.

Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu
2014: 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone
2014: 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah.

IGP Méditerranée Rosé
2014: 95% Grenache and 5% Vermentino.

Michel Bres at Salon des Vins Quatour des Villages in Seguret 2015

René Meffre and Michel Bres

The three photos abowe are from the domain's website (2015)

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