Chateau des Fines Roches
Barrot and Gaëlle Maillet
Avenue du Baron-Leroy 1,
Tel. +33 490 835 173
Direct sale: By appointment at
Chateau Jas de Bressy, Route Sorgues.
(The wine shop at the Chateau des Fines Roches is owned by a family
member who decide himself which wines he wants to present.)
The founder of the
Mousset "empire" was Louis Mousset. In the 1930'ties he
bought Chateau des Fines Roches and made it the centre of his wide
spread activities. He also owned
several other vineyards and domains and founded a negociantfirm
named Louis Mousset (Today owned by Cellier des Dauphins)
After the death of Louis Mousset his
possessions were inherited by his three children, Jacques,
Guy and Catherine. The
Chateau (Fines Roches) is owned
by all the descendents of Louis Mousset.
inherited the vineyards of Fines Roches and her heirs have the
right to use the name as a wine brand.
Mousset married Robert
Barrot and their part of the inheritage was named Vignobles
Mousset-Barrot. Today it's the two daughters of Catherinne and
Robert who run the firm. Gaëlle is in charge of the vineyards, Amélie
takes care of the office and promotional matters. Gaëlle's husbond
Frédéric Maillet who is educated as an oenolog makes the wines in the
The vineyards of Chateau des Finesh Roches cover
53 ha. of Chateauneuf du Pape of which 48 ha. are with red
In AOC Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Villages Vignobles Mousset-Barrot owns Chateau du Bois de la Garde
with 65 ha.
In 2003 a property of 5,5 ha, Jas de Bressy, was purchased from the Trintignant
family. From here a Chateauneuf du Pape quite different from Fines Roches
The wines are made in a very big cellar (built in the 1970'ties),
situated at Route de Bedarrides (when you turn off to Fines Roches).
Here wines are made from different estates belonging to members
of the Mousset family and from some other properties in
Chateauneuf du Pape. When you walk along the tanks you see the
producers' names on them. It's a kind of cooperative. The
wines from each estate are made quite seperately.
The photos below are from these cellars.
Chateau des Fines Roches Chateauneuf du Pape
70% Grenache, 15%
Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre, 4% Cinsault, 3% Muscardin, Counoise and Vaccarèse. The
vines are in average 40-years-old
Aged for 12 months in tanks or foudres. Around 150.000 bottles.
Chateauneuf du Pape Fines Roches de Chateauneuf du Pape
Equal shares of Grenache,
Syrah and Mourvedre. From 80-years-old vines.
Aged for at least a year in 1-3-years-old barriques or demi-muids. 6.000 bottles
Chateau des Fines Roches Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
50% Grenache Blanc, 20% Bourboulenc, 20% Clairette and 10% Roussanne.
Chateauneuf du Pape Jas de Bressy
80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5%
Mourvedre. 80-years-old vines.
Aged for 18 months in foudres or barriques.
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Jas de Bressy
50% Grenache Blanc, 50% Roussanne - 60-years-old vines.
Fermenting and ageing in 2-3-years-old barriques for 9 months (sur lies).
Chateau Bois de la Garde
Cotes du Rhone Village
60% Grenache, 40% Syrah.
Chateau Bois de la Garde
Cotes du Rhone
Chateau Bois de la Garde Cotes du Rhone Rosé
65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 12% Carignan, 5% Cinsault, 2% Counoise, 1% Mourvèdre.
50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 10% Carignan.
70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah.
IGP Méditerranée Rosé
50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault.
IGP Méditerranée Blanc
Garde refers to what Bois de la Garde was
used for after World War I.
It was then a place for rehabitation of veterans from the war so they wold be
able to work in French agriculture.
The buildings was a farm house, and winemaking in a bigger scale has newer taken