Domaine Clef de St. Thomas

Sophie Kessler Matière
Chateau Calissanne D10 13680 Lancon-Provence   
Tel. +33 490 426 303
Manager at Clef de St Thomas: Christophe Barraud
Direct sale: At Chateau Calissanne. Maybe also at Vinadea

In 2006 Philippe Kessler (1944-2008) purchased til buildings and 8,5 ha of the vineyards from the former owner Henri Boiron. The domaine was at that time named Domaine des Relagnes.
The former son-in-law of Henri Boiron, Olivier Hillaire got the rest of the vineyards and is now making Chateauneuf du Pape and Cotes du Rhone with the name Domaine Olivier Hillaire.

In 2001 the former Schwiss business man Philippe Kessler had bought Chateau Calissanne, a property of 1100 ha, of which 100 ha are planted with vines - AOP Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence and 60 ha are planted with olive trees.
When Phillippe Kessler died in 2008 his widow continued to run the two domains
Domaine des Clef de St Thomas is situated on Route de Bedarrides in the outskirts of Chateauneuf du Pape.
The vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape covers 11 ha.


Chateauneuf du Pape Pierre Troupel
2019: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah.

Chateauneuf du Pape La Clef de St. Thomas
2018: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 25% Mourvedre. Sélection de vieilles vignes
Aged for 12 months in barriques - 40% new.

Chateauneuf du Pape Pierre Troupel
2019: 40% Bourboulenc, 30% Grenache Blanc, 30% Clairette.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc La Clef de St. Thomas
2019: 50% Roussanne, 20% Clairette, 20% Grenache B, 10% Bourboulenc
A part of cuvée is fermented in barrels and aged here for 3-4 monts

Christophe Barraud and Sophie Kessler Matière - In connection with the award ceremony at Fete Saint Marc 2019,
they won the first prize for Red Chateauneuf du Pape 2018
Photo: The federation of Chateauneuf du Pape.

Photo from video at Terre et Vigne

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Updated 24-03-2021