Chateau la Courançonne

Ludovic Meffre
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
Chatea La Diffre
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 Courançonne covers 40 ha of Plan de Dieu, 13 ha of Seguret, 3 ha of Rasteau and 6 ha of IGP.


Rasteau Magnificat.
2012: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. 
Aged for 12 months in barriques or foudres.

Cotes du Rhone Village Seguret La Fiole du Chevalier d'Elbene
2013: 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. 20% aged in foudres or barriques.

Cotes du Rhone Village Seguret Rosé La Fiole du Chevalier d'Elbene
2014: 50% Cinsault, 30% Grenache and 20% Syrah.

Cotes du 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. 


The Rasteau in barrels.



Chateau Gaudray in Seguret. The wines from Courançonne are vinified here.

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Update 13-11-2018