|Chateau la Diffre
Claudette Meffre and Michel Bres
Chemin de la Diffre 84110 Seguret
Tel. +33 621 510 058
Direct sale: not announcet but probable
2014 Chateau la Diffre was a part of Chateau la Courançonne,
which has been owned by the Meffre family for some generations.
In 2013-2014 the family's possessions was devided in to two
One part with the centre at Chateau Courançonne in
Violès and an other part with the centre at Chateau la Diffre in
The vineyards are also divided so
both domains are able to make wines from the same appellations as
it has been done from Chateau Courançonne.
Chateau La Diffre was created
in 1626 as a place for hunting and relaxation for noble families.
In 1878 it was purshased af Honoré Auphand who is the great
grandfathe of René Meffre b. 1931, who has been one of the
key persons in the proces of dividing Chateau Courançonne.
When a split of Couranconne in to two compagnies
was made and René felt it was time for retirement he turned to
his godson 28-years-old Michel Bres and asked him if he was ready
to give up his carrière as the director of some restaurants in
Paris and take over the responsability for Chateau La Diffre.
René Meffre has not any children and has always regarded Michel
Bres as his spiritual son.
After the split of
the Meffre family's
la Diffre covers
a total of 99 ha
located in 7 different
ha in Rasteau,
25 ha in Séguret,
7 ha in Sablet,
50 ha at
Plan de Dieu, 1
ha in Cairanne, 6
ha of Cotes du Rhone
and 4 ha of IGP.
2015: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah. Partly aged in barriques.
Cotes du Rhone Village Sablet Blanc
2016: 30% Grenache Blanc, 40% Roussanne, 30% Viognier.
Cotes du Rhone Village Seguret
2015: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre.
Cotes du Rhone Village Seguret Blanc
2016: 40% Viognier, 30% Roussanne, 30% Marsanne.
Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu
2015: 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah.
Cotes du Rhone
2014: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah.
VDF Anno I
IGP Rosé Fluo
IGP Blanc Fluo