|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 wines 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
Jean-Claude and Marie-Françoise
Chateauneuf du Pape
2015: Mainly Grenache, but all 13 varieties are used.
Aged in barrels until more bottles are needed
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2017: 40% Grenache Blanc, 40% Clairette, 10%
Picardin, 5% Roussanne and 5% Bourboulenc. 15% vinified in barriques. 1200
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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