Domaine Porte Rouge

Bernard Friedmann
9, Avenue des Bosquets, 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Tel. +33 680 678 502
Direct sale: Yes, when Friedmann is present or by appointment


This small domain with only 2,5 hectares of AOC Chateauneuf du Pape was established by Bernard Friedmann in 2001. He had some experience of wines as he had been buying wine at the producers for a negociant for some years.
The buildings has a history as a cooperage and have also been used for storage of silk in the days where this was an important source of income to a great part of the inhabitants in the town. The very old cellar is quite good for maturing  wines.
The name of the domain comes from Porte Rouge which in the papal times were one of the two entrances to the fortified village. The word "rouge" does in fact come from the local word "Ourouse" meaning the strong mistral coming from the North, and has originally nothing to do with the colour red.´
The first vintage from Friedmann was 2003.

Bernard Friedmann at Les Printemps 2019


Chateauneuf du Pape
2018: 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre. 
Aged in pièces (85%) steel tank for at least 12 months.

Friedmann in the very old ageing cellar in 2006

Question in 2006. "What's this?" Answer. "Office"

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