Chateau Gigognan

Jean-Francois Henin
Director: Emmanuel Laurent
Maître de Chai: Edouard Roques
Chemin du Castillon, 84700 Sorgues
Tel. +33 490 395 746
Direct sale: Season: Monday-Saturday 9.00-18.00
Winter: Monday - Friday 9.00-17.30


Jacques Callet bought the domain in 1996 and then extensive renovations were made of the buildings. Both the main buildings and the cellars.
Jacques Callot died in July 2016.
In 2017 his heirs then sold the domain to the financier (oil, energy)  Jean-François Henin who in the financial world was referred to as Mozart de la finance. In 2019 he's ranked among the must rich French people as number 378 with a fortune of about 230 m€.
He also acquiered Domaine de Terre Ferme, which in 2006-2017 belonged to the negociant company Jaboulet covering 11 ha.
vinification cellar was built ready for the harvest of 2018.
The domain covers 72 ha. 30 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape, 20 ha of Cotes du Rhone Village and 22 ha of Cotes du Rhone.
vineyards of Gigognan and Terre Ferme have been certified agriculture biologiquee biologique since around 2010.

Wines according to website March 2020

Chateauneuf du Pape Clos du Roi
2016: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre.
70% matured in cement tank and 30% aged in 1-year-old barriques.

Chateauneuf du Pape Cardinalice
2016: 80% Grenache planted in 1939 and 20% Syrah. 15 hl/ha. Aged in demi-muids or barriques (25% new) for 12-18 months

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Clos du Roi
2018: 54% Grenache Blanc, 41% Clairette, 5% Roussanne, Fermented and aged in barriques (15% new) for 9 months.

Cotes du Rhone Bois des Moines
2017: 47% Mourvedre, 38% Grenache, 15% Syrah

Cotes du Rhone 
2018: 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Cinsault.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé
2018: 80% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé L'Échappée
2018: 85% Cinsault, 15% Grenache

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Viognier
2018: 100% Viognier. 20% aged in 2-years-old barriques.

Chambres d'Hotes are for rent at the domain

Jean-Francois Henin. Jean-François Henin. Photo: Liberation 2016

The new vinification cellar. Photo from August 2019 from Kim Michael Pedersen.

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Updated 2021-03-26