Le Vieux Donjon
Avenue Saint Joseph 9, 84232 Chateauneuf du Pape Cedex.
Tel. +33 490 490 837 003
Direct sale: Only by appointment.
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
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
10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.
Aged for 6 months in cement tank and
then about 12 months in foudres.
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Equal shares of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Clairette.
Fabre at Les Printemps 2011