Domaine Jean Royer

Jean-Marie Royer
23, Avenue Saint Joseph 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape
Direct sale: Only by appointment
Tel. +33 611 966 296

The Royer family has a century old past as winegrowers in Chateauneuf du Pape.
The father of Jean-Marie Royer died when Jean-Marie was a child and for some years all the their land was let out to other vignerons. As a young man Jean Royer helped his Grandmother in her small vineyards and when she died he inherited a small part of her fields. In 1985, having finished his viticulture schooling, Jean-Marie returned to the family vineyards and over the years he has bought more land from the family and today he owns 6 ha. with 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah/Mourvedre.

He makes his wines in a rented celler south of village.

Jean-Marie Royer is a good friend (from the rugby period) of the oenolog Philippe Cambie and works closely together with him. He was one of the first clients of Phillippe Cambie, when he came to Chateauneuf du Pape in 1998.

Wines made in 2016

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Tradition
2016: 85% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault.
Partly aged in barrels

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Prestige
2016: 95% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre. 
100-years-old vines at lieu-dit Bois de la Ville. Partly aged in barrels

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée les Sables de la Crau
2016: 100% Grenache. From sandy soil at La Crau med with very old vines. 
Partly aged in barrels

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc  
2017: 50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Bourboulenc, 20% Clairette.

VDT Le Petit Roy
2016: Grenache and Syrah (outsite any appellation - near Rhone) and Mourvedre (Orange, Cotes du Rhone) - maybe also contain some declassified CdP.

The photos from the cellar is from july 2018 
and not as you may think from many years ago.

Memories from the time when Jean-Marie played rugby.
If you visit his website you will see
that rugby have played a big role to him

Jean-Marie Royer July 2018

You don't need a castle to make good wines

Two of these cuvées will probably not be made anymore. Left the cuvée made only fron Syrah and in the middle Cuvée Hommage

 Jean-Marie's mother is from Spain. They speak Spanish together

 Since 2002 Jean-Marie Royer has been married to Vanessa Royer Tudella. In 2014 Jean-Marie Royer was elected as a member of the city council in Chateauneuf du Pape  (with the right to wear a sash with the  tricolor). At the photo the proud new member and father with his daughter Lola Royer by the inaguration in 2014. 

Home  Index Chateauneuf du Pape

Updated 2021-03-25