Béatrice and Neil Joyce
1956, Route de Roquemaure
84230 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Tel. +33 490 252 892
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9-12 and 13-18.
Neil Joyce is English. He married a French
woman Béatrice. The couple lived for many years in Paris. Béatrice
worked as a lawyer and Neil made a fortune by working with soap dispencers.
Some years ago they decided to live another life. They wanted to make wines in
Provence. At first they bougt a very beautiful place in Saint-Etienne-du-Grès
After a few years they started to search for a place in a bit more prestigeous
appellation and found a mas in Chateauneuf du Pape with 10 hectares of vineyards
with vines planted in 1918-1920 and with quite big old buildings in a state of
disrepair. The place belonged to a 95-years-old lady who had decided to sell
because the producer who had rented her vineyards was not interested anymore.
People in Chateauneuf wanted to buy the land but not the buildings and then the
place was available for Neil Joyce who could be approved as a buyer as he owned
buildings was totally renovated and modern cellars were constructed within
the frame of the old buildings.
The cellars are capable of making more wine than what can be produced
from the 10 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape and 6 ha of Vin de Pays. Therefore
or because of Mr. Joyce made an agreement with another winegrower who used to sell
the grapes to a cooperative the production was added with wine from 6 ha. Chateauneuf du
Pape (lieu-dit Valori) and 3 ha of Cotes du Rhone.
The vineyards have been certified agriculture biologique since 2013.
Béatrice and Neil Joyce. Photo from Website.
Maybe not a quite new photo.
Manager and winemaker Arnaud
Ferrier. Photo FB
Wines according to website February 2021
Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
2017: 55% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and 15% Cinsault. From La Croze, Valori and Palestor.
50% matured in cement tank and the
rest in foudres.
Chateauneuf du Pape La Croze
2017: 100% Grenache from lieu-dit La Croze
planted in 1918 and 1920 on calcareous clay. Vinified
and matured in cement tank.
Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les
2019: 70% Grenache (90-years-old at La Croze) and 30% Mourvedre (50-years-old at
Le Valori and Les Cassanets). Aged in foudres.
Chateauneuf du Pape Confidentielle
2017: 100% Grenache. Seams to be the best part of
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2019: Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne.
Aged in demi-muids sur lie with bâtonnage.
Cotes du Rhone
2019: Grenache, Cinsault.
IGP de Vaucluse
2019: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Alicante-Bouschet.
IGP de Vaucluce Blanc
2019: Grenachem Blanc, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Clairette.
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