Domaine Duseigneur

Bernard Duseigneur
14, Chemin des Garrigues 84232 Chateauneuf du Pape
Tel. +33 490 020 817
Direct sale: Yes - by appointment
Mail: info@domaineduseigneur.com
Web: www.domaineduseigneur.com  

     

In 1967 the domain was established in Lirac by Jean Duseigneur when he - as many other winegrowers - went back to his homeland from Algeria.
At that time most of the fields were covered with trees and he had to remove them to plant vines.
In 1988 his son Frédéric Duseigneur joined his father and in 1992 he took over, later joined by his brother Bernard.
Since 2004 the vineyards have been certified biodynamique (Member of Biodyvin, International Bio-dynamic Vinegrowing Syndicate). All the work at the domain in vineyards or "cellar activity is restricted to the most appropriate period of the Biodynamic calendar."
Also since 2004 the well known wine writer and owner of Le Bistrot du Sommelier in Paris, Philippe Faure-Brac, has been advising and involved in the winemaking especially of the remarkable Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun which has his name on the label.
Since 2007 another capacity Phillipe Cambie is advising at the domain.

In 2012 Frédéric Duseigneur left the partnership with his brother to make a consulting firm of his own aimed at biodynamic farming and winemaking.
In 2013 Bernard Duseigneur bought 12 ha vineyards from Domaine Monpertuis in Chateauneuf du Pape and since 2013 he has made his wines here with the name Domaine Duseigneur. Since 2014 all wines are made in the cellar in Chateauneuf du Pape
A part of the vineyards in Saint Laurent des Arbres was sold to Jean-Frédéric Bistagne now running Domaine des Maravilhas.

After these changes the domain covers 13 ha Chasteauneuf du Pape, 4,5 ha Lirac, 14 ha Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun, 2,5 ha Cotes du Rhone and 0,34 ha IGP.

Wines according to website December 2020 
Price range: 10-50€

Les Grands Terroirs

Chateauneuf du Pape Catarina
2017: 90-100% Grenache with some Syrah and Mourvedre. 60-years-old vines at 3 lieux-dits Colombis, Bois de la Ville and Grand Devès, "galets roulés, sables et calcaires". Aged in old demi-muids for 12 months.
Vinadea: 2018 36€

Chateauneuf du Pape Joanna
2015: 100% Grenache from up to 135-years-old vines at lieu-dit Colombis. 15 hl./ha.  Aged in older demi-muids for 18 months. Vinadea: 2018 36€

Chateauneuf du Pape Le Songe de Catherine
2016: 100% Grenache Aged in demi-muids 18-24 months

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Catrina
2016: 100% Clairette. Partly vinified and matured in steel tank and partly in new demi-muids sur lie with bâtonnage for 8 months.

Lirac l'Astrolabe
2015: Mainly Syrah. Aged in 1-3-years-old demi-muids for 12 months

Lirac Antarès
2016: 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre. 50-years-old vines. Grenache matured in cement tank. Mourvedre aged in 3-4-years old demi-muids for 12 months.

Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun par Philippe Faure Brac
2016: 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. 50-years-old vines
Aged in older demi-muids for 12 months.

Vins Plaisir

Cotes du Rhone Village Odyssée
2018: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone La Chapelle
2016: 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone La Goutte du Seigneur
2018: 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah

Cotes du Rhone Rosé La Goutte du Seigneur
2019:45% Syrah, 55% Cinsault.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc La Goutte du Seigneur
2019: Grenache Blanc, Bouboulenc, Viogmier.

IGP Vaucluse Minha Terra
2017: 100% Syrah.

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Bernard Duseigneur Les Printemps April 2018
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 Philippe Faure Brac and Bernard Duseigneur. 
Facebook August 2014


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Cendrine and Bernard Dusiegneur
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A parcel of one ha replanted with Mourvedre 2012 
In the background you see the ruins of the Pope's palace
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Situated by the entrance to the parking place you are at the highest point in the appellationen. The mistral can be very strong here. 
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The old Grenache vines at a parcel at lieu-dit Colombis
by Route de Roquemaure are up to 130-years-old


This vine is a very old Clairette. 
This photo is like the one of the old Grenache is taken on 9th April 2014.

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Update 21-03-2021