Domaine Raymond Usseglio

Stephane Usseglio 
Avenue des Amandiers, 84230 Châteauneuf du Pape
Tel. +33 490 837 185
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 19.00.
Mail: info@domaine-usseglio.fr
Web: http://www.domaine-usseglio.fr

     

In 1931 an Italian Francis Usseglio left Italy and went to Chateauneuf du Pape in France. Here he got a job at some winegrowers. After the war he got his own property - in 1948. He had two sons Pierre and Raymond. Pierre Usseglio got his father's property and Raymond established another estate Domaine Raymond Usseglio.Since vintage 2004 it's the 3th generation Stephane who has been in charge.
The property covers 16 ha of AOC Chateauneuf du Pape of which one is with white varieties and 5 ha of Cotes du Rhone and 3 ha of IGP.
Since 2015 the vineyards have certified agriculture biologique and later agriculture biodynamique


Myléne Ligony and Stéphane Usseglio 
Les Printemps 2019

Wines:

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Classique
2018: 80% Grenache 20% Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise, Cinsault. 50-60-years old vines. In cement tanks for about 3 months. Then ageing for 16-24 months  in barriques (10%), in cement tanks (60%) or foudres (30%).

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Imperiale.
2018: 90% Grenache and 10% other varieties. From a parcel planted in 1902. 
18 hl/ha. 1. and 2. fermentation in cement tanks for 3 months. Then aged for 16-24 months ii barriques (10%), cement tank (50%) or foudres (40%).

Chateauneuf du Pape La Part des Anges
2018: 70% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah. Aged in barriques.

Chateauneuf du Pape les Apotres
2016:"The cuvée name, « Les Apôtres » relates to the different varietals allowed in the appellation Châteauneuf du Pape, originating from collection parcels of very old vines with many different varietals within the same parcel (some are centenaries). Grapes have been hand selected among sandy and pebbles parcels on specific vines offering exceptional sanitary state and excellent ripeness. Winemaking : - Manual destemming “berry by berry” of each grape - Berries have been carefully transferred into some amphoras - 4 month skin contact in amphora without any addition of sulfites or use of cold; this allowed a soft diffusion of tannins and flavor compounds - Skins have been taken off the amphoras after 4 months and the wines was left in the amphora 18 more months - Very little so2 at bottling only"

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2019: 40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 20% Clairette and 10% Bourboulenc.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Pure Roussanne
2019: 100% Roussanne. Fermented and aged in barriques. Made in vintages with good Roussanne.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Pure Clairette
Fermented and aged in barriques. Bottled only in magn.

Cotes du Rhone Les Claux
2016: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre.
From vineyards in Saint Genies du Comolas (Gard)

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Les Claux
2018: 60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette, 20% Roussanne. From vineyards in Saint Genies du Comolas 

From slides at the domain's website

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