Domaine des Sénéchaux

Owner: Jean-Michel Cazes
Manager: Bernard Tranchecoste

Rue de la Nouvelle Poste, Chateauneuf du Pape.
Tel. 490 837 352
Direct sale: Yes.

In 2006 the domain was purchased by Jean-Michel Cazes Chateau Lynch-Bages Pauillac in Bordeaux.
The owner 1992-2006 Pascal Roux was also the owner of Chateau du Trignon in Gigondas.
When Pascal Roux bought the domain from the Raynaud family he bought only 27 of the 42 ha belonging to the property at that time. That's the reason why there is lots of space in the cellars.
Bernard Tranchecoste has since 1998 been responsible for the mangement of the domain - also the winemaking.

Of the 27 ha. of Chateauneuf du Pape, 2 ha are with white varieties.

Only one cuvée of red and white Chateauneuf du Pape are made.
Bernard Tranchecoste hopes to keep it that way. Then he feels he is able to make a good basis cuvée.

Chateauneuf du Pape
2011: 62% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 17% Mourvedre and 1% Vaccarese/Cinsault.
Aged for 12-15 months in barriques - used before at Chateau Lynch-Bages.
You see some foudres in the cellar, but they are normally not used any more.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Roussane.
Roussanne is fermented and aged in barriques.

Jean-Michel Cazes

Bernard Tranchecoste

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Updated 2015-01-15