Chateau de la Gardine

SCA Chateau de la Gardine Brunel et Fils
Gérant: Patrick Brunel 
Route de Roquemaure, 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Tel. +33 490 837 320
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-18.00
Mondays closed 12.00-13.00. April -September open Saturdays 10.00-18.00


In 1945 Gaston Brunel negociant in Chateauneuf du Pape puchased Chateau de la Gardine and was then the first owner from the Brunel family. In 1956 he was followed by his oldest son Maxime and in 1964 the youngest son Patrick joined his brother. In 2015 Patrick is the gérant according to
Maximes two children Philippe and Marie-Odile Brunel both work at the domaine. In 1989 Philippe returned to the domain having finished his viticultural and oenological education. In 1994 Marie-Odile Brunel har fineshed her oenological education and joined the family.
Patrick Brunel's wife Ere Brunel is also an oenologist and she and Marie-Odile works together in the cellars.
The vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape covers 54 ha
situated in three lieu-dits near the domaine "La Gardine", "Combes Masques" and "Grand Dèves". 
The oldest vines were planted in 1925.
Some parcels are covered by rolled stones but those are not dominating in this lieu-dits. Limestones are more common here. It was in the area near Gardine and to the norths that you found the stones giving name to the village until 1903 Chateauneuf Calcernier.

In 1963 Brunel bought vineyards in Rasteau and Roaix.
In 1998
Chateau Saint Roch in Roquemaure was purchased. The former owner was known as a very good producer of Lirac. Patric Brunel's wife Ere Brunel is the manager of this estate.
Gaston Brunels negociant activiy is resumed today. A range of wines from northern Rhone and from
Cairanne, Gigondas and Vacqueyras are offered. The firm behind these wines is Brunel de la Gardine, and bottled by Brunel Père & Fils, Negociant à Chateauneuf du Pape.

Also the negociant wines are bottled in the special bottle of Gardine.
 ("The Gardine bottle, both original and elegant, is the result of a happy coincidence...
When he first wanted to expand his cellar, while digging in the ground, Gaston Brunel found a mouth-blown bottle. He loved it and decided to use a similar shape for all his wine. At the beginning, he had to go all the way to Italy to find a glass supplier that was able to make it. Since 1964 all our wines have been bottled in the unique La Gardine shaped-bottle.")

Wines (As described at the domain's website February 2020 )

Chateauneuf du Pape Peur Blue
2018: Equal shares of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre.
No sulphites added

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Tradition
2017: 60% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah and 5% Muscardin.
Aged  2-6-years-old barriques for 9-14 months. 

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée des Générations Gaston Philippe
2016: Equal shares of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah.
The Grenache vines are 60-90 years old  and grown at "La Gardine".
Fermented in wooden tank.  Aged in new barriques for 14 - 18 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape L’Immortelle
2016: Equal shares of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. From at least 65-years-old vines.´No destemming. Raised in a special vat for 24 months

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvée Tradition
2018: 50% Roussane, 20% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette, 10% Bourboulenc. 30% is fermented and aged in barriques.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc  Cuvée des Générations Marie-Léoncie 
2017: 90% Roussanne, 10% Clairette. Fermented and aged in new barriques.

2016: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah.

Rasteau Mème pas peur
2018: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah. No sulphites added.


Patrick and Maxime Brunel.

Philippe Brunel at Les Printemps in Chateauneuf du Pape 2019.

Marie-Odile Brunel at Les Printemps in Chateauneuf du Pape 2019.

Guillaume Brunel son of Philippe at Les Printemps 2018
His brother Thibault also works at the domain.


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Updated 06-03-2021