Domaine du Banneret

Marie-Françoise and Jean-Claude Vidal
35, Rue Porte Rouge 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Tel.  +33 490 837 204 
Direct sale: Yes, but call before to be sure.


Jean-Claude was an architect but when the former owner of the family property in 1989 wanted to retire and it was a question if the domain had be sold to someone outside the family, Jean-Claude and his wife decided they would take over and keep the domain in the family, and they became wine growers. They have done that with great respect for the traditions. Everything in the vineyards and the cellar are done strictly according to the way it has been done by generations before. If a grape variety in the vineyard needs replanting they do it with the same variety even if they have to wait a year or two to get the (maybe rare) plant from the nursery.
The vines cover 4 ha with low yield. 
The wines are bottled by the help of a pipette, the labels are put on the bottle by hand and so on. The wine is of course not made in modern style and might be as close as you can imagine to a classic Chateauneuf du Pape and that's presicely what Vidal wants it to be. 

 Jean-Claude and Marie-Françoise 2019



Chateauneuf du Pape
2015: Mainly Grenache, but all 13 varieties are used.
Aged in barrels until more bottles are needed

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Le Secret
2017: 40% Grenache Blanc, 40% Clairette, 10% Picardin, 5% Roussanne and 5% Bourboulenc. 15% vinified in barriques. 1200 bottles.

Photo from 2019. The barrel with 1997 was a prove that it's a good place for wines to rest

The door is open. That means some one is inside.

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