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Domaine Pierre André

Jaqueline André
Rue Pierre Mendes France 17,84350 Courthezon.
(side street to Faubourg Saint Georges) 
Tel: +33 490 708 114
Direct sale: Yes, But make an appointment. No signs.
Mail: domaine.pierre.andre@wanadoo.fr

16 ha. AOC Châteauneuf du Pape by which less than one ha. is for white wine.
Average age of the vines 65 year. For some parcels 100+.
Since 1980 the vineyards have been cultivated organic (the first in Chateauneuf du Pape) and since 1992 they are certified as biodynamic.
The cellars of the domaine are some of the most clean in Châteauneuf du Pape. You can see a woman behind things there.
The cellar has in recent years been renovated and seems very well-equipped to make a "natural" wine.
Jaqueline André prefers concret vats although she has a few foudres.
The concret tanks have no painting inside as it is normally seen. This allows some slow oxydation (maturation) of the wine.

Wines:

Chateauneuf du Pape
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre, 2% Cinsault, Muscardin, Counoise, Picpoul and Vaccarese.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
40% Clairette, 30% Bourboulenc, 20% Roussanne and 10% Grenache Blanc.

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Jaqueline André July 2009

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