Domaine de la Jaufrette

Frédéric Chastan
Chemin de la Gironde, 84100 Orange
Tel. +33 490 343 534
Direct Sale: Monday - Saturday 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00


Frédéric Chastan's grandparents founded the domain in the 1950s. His grandfather André Chastain came from a wine growing family in Vacqueyras and his wife Pauline from a similar family in Gigondas. The couple decided to buy vineyards in Orange based on Cotes du Rhone vineyards located to the north of AOP Chateauneuf du Pape. They also built cellars and made the wine themself. Nearly all the wines were sold to negociant. With time they inherited vineyards of Gigondas and Vacqueyras. In 1980s when their son Alain took over the domain he bought 2.5 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape. In addition to the 2.5 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape the domain today covers 5 ha of Gigondas and 20 ha shared equally between Vacqueyras and Cotes du Rhone.
Until January 2011 father and son, Alain and Frédéric Chastan was co-owners. 
In the beginning of 2011
Frédéric became the owner and a few months later he submitted a request to be certified agriculture biologique which all vineyards have been since 2014.
The main part of the production are still sold in tank. The part bottled at the domain goes through the very traditionel wine making process as mentioned below for Chateauneuf du Pape and the wines are released 4-9 years after harvest. In August 2016 actual wines for sale were Chateauneuf du Pape 2007 and Gigondas 2010.

Chateauneuf du Pape
95% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre.
Vinification of whole clusters, three weeks of maceration, 2-3 years in cement tank, then 12-18 months in foudres or older barrels and after bottling released after a year or more. 

90% Grenache and 10% Syrah / Mourvedre. 80-years-old vines

65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and 5% Counoise.

Vacqueyras Blanc
70-75% Grenache Blanc together with Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier.

Cotes du Rhone
70% Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Carignan.

Caroline and Frédéric Chastan at Decouvertes in Avignon 2019

Frédéric Chastan and his two sons

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