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Domaine Olivier Hillaire

Olivier Hillaire. 
Rue Maréchal Foch 1, 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Tel. +33 490 480 387 / +33 626 684 016 
Direct sale: Every day 8.00-19.00 (
Caveau)
Mail: domaine.olivier.hillaire@wanadoo.fr

Domaine des Relagnes existed until 2006 owned by Henri Boiron. The domain covered 16 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape and 3 different cuvées of red Chateauneuf du Pape were made, the basic cuvée, Cuvée Vigneronne and Cuvée Les Petits Pieds d'Armand. Henri Boiron's son-in-law Olivier Hillaire worked at the domain and with assistance of the oenolog Phillippe Gambie the wines got a high reputation.

In 2006 Henri Boiron decided to retire and wanted to sell the property. 80% of the fields were sold to the owner of Chateau Calissanne, producer of Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence in Lancon de Provence. This domain also owns  the buildings situated at Route de Bedarrides.

The rest of Domaine Relagnes was purchased by Olivier Hillaire who now owns 3 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape and 5 ha of Cotes du Rhone.
As Hillaire doesn't have his own cellars yet, his wines are aged in a big building in Sorgues former used to store apples. Several producers use this place, among them Henri Bonneau and André Brunel 

Chateauneuf du Pape 
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

Cuvée Les Petits Pieds d'Armand
100% Grenache from a 1,8 ha parcel with sandy soil in La Crau. The vines were planted in 1899 and the yield is 25-28 hl/ha. The wine is aged in tank (a small part) and in demi-muids or barriques.
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Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Small production.

Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes
50% Grenache and 50% Syrah. 

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Olivier Hillaire and his son Baptiste. Photo from facebook.

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Caveau 2006

Caveau 2007

Before 2007 there was only one brasserie in the centre of Chateauneuf du Pape, La Mule du Pape. In 2007 Olivier Hillaire has purchaced the boulangerie on the other site of the street and runs here another brasserie. At lunch time you can meet him here serving the guests with the same engagement as he shows talking about his wines.

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