Le Vieux Donjon 

Claire Fabre
Avenue Saint Joseph 9, 84232 Chateauneuf du Pape Cedex.
Tel. +33 490 490 837 003
Direct sale: Only by appointment.
Mail: vieux-donjon@wanadoo.fr

The domain was founded by the father of Lucien Michel, Marcel Michel, who did the first bottling at his domain in 1966. Since 1979 Marie José and Lucien Michel have run the property. 
The next generation Claire Fabre has now got the responsability. She is married to another winegrower Adrien Fabre Domaine la Florane in Visan.
The domain covers 14 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape, one of them with white varieties.
The vinification process is in the best sence of the word traditional. Only one cuvée of red and of white Chateauneuf du Pape is made. 
The vineyards are situated in the area around Cabrieres and Mont Redon.
The cellar of the domain is situated by the route from Chateauneuf du Pape to Courthezon. Lucien and Marcel Michel live at 9, Avenue Saint Joseph, the former centre of the domain, when Claire and her husband live in a house in Chateauneuf du Pape.

Chateauneuf du Pape
75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.
Aged for 6 months in cement tank and then for about 12 months in foudres.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Equal shares of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Clairette.


Claire Fabre at Les Printemps 2015

The cellar at Route de Couthezon. You find it by the asphalt road to Chateau de Vaudieu. In 2011 a reception and an office were built by the cellar. No signs by the road.

Mama, Marie Michel presented the wines at Les Printemps 2014
 as Claire is the president for Jeunes Vignerons du Chateauneuf du Pape 
who is hosting the event.

If you visit winegrowers in Rhone for some days there is a good chance
 that you will meet Philippe Cambie. Here at Vieux Donjon.

Lucien og Marie José Michel

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