Route de Cairanne 84150 Violes
Tel. +33 490 709 216
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-12.30 and 14.00-17.30
For 500 years before
1735 the area belonged
to a community of Carthusian monasteries. In 1735 the Papacy
decided that the bishop of Avignon should be the souverain of the place.
After the French revolution it was sold as a private property. From
1866 (the arrival of phylloxéra) until 1920 no vines were grown here.
In the 1920ties the vineyards began to be reetablished. For this hard work
a tractor was purschased, a Renauld 1925, which nicely restored are to be
seen in the tasting room at Courançonne.
Until 2014 the domain covered 120 ha of vines in Violès and
Travaillan as well as two properties in Seguret covering 40 ha. The two
properties in Seguret were Chateau la Diffre (purshased
by the family in 1818) and Chateau
Goudrey (purschased in 1900).
In 2013 the family possessions
were divided in to two domains
with different owners - Chateau
de Courançonne including
Chateau de Goudray and
As the family at Courançonne
wanted to keep control of the vinification cellars at Chateau
Goudrey and keep another property in Seguret their share of
vineyards was less than Chateau La Diffre's 100 ha. Today Chateau la
covers 40 ha of Plan de Dieu, 13 ha of Seguret, 3 ha of Rasteau and 6 ha
2012: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.
Aged for 12 months in barriques or foudres.
Rhone Village Seguret La Fiole du Chevalier d'Elbene
2013: 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. 20% aged in foudres or
Rhone Village Seguret Rosé La Fiole du Chevalier d'Elbene
2014: 50% Cinsault, 30% Grenache and 20% Syrah.
Rhone Village Seguret Blanc La Fiole du Chevalier d'Elbene
2014: 70% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette and 10% Viognier
Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu Gratitude
2012: 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah.
Cotes du Rhone
2014: 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah.