Chateau de Vaudieu

Laurent Brechet
501, Route de Courthézon (D92) 
84231 Chateauneuf du Pape
Tel. +33 490 837 031
Manager: Laurent Brechet
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-12.30 and 14.00-17.00
E-shop Price range (for Chateauneuf- wines) 30-75€.
Mail: laurent.brechet@famillebrechet.fr
Web: http://www.famillebrechet.fr

     

The impressive buildings at Chateau de Vaudieu was built in 1767 by an admiral Gerin from the Marseille admiralty. In the 19th century the wines from Vaudieu had a high reputation. The domain was one of four exporting producers in Chateauneuf du Pape. In the early 20th century the vineyards were in a state of disrepair. In 1955 the estate was bought by Gabriel Meffre. He reparied the vineyards. His daughter Sylvette married Michel Brechet. They had two sons and a daughter Laurent and Julien. Julien runs today Domaine des Bospquet in Gigondas.

The vineyards of Vaudieu are covering 70 ha of which 10 ha is with white varieties. Since 2009 the family has been in control of 26 ha in Lirac.

Wines made at Vaudieu from Chateauneuf du Pape and Lirac.

Chateauneuf du Pape
2015: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah. Syrah aged for 12 months in pièces. Grenache in concrete

Chateauneuf du Pape Val de Dieu
2015: 60% Grenache and 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. 
Fermentation in concrete. Aged for 18 months. Grenache in demi-muids, Syrah and Mourvedre in new barrels. 

Chateauneuf du Pape L'Avenue...
2015: 100% Grewanche from a parcel with red soil, clay and limestones. Maceration in tuliped konkrete. Aged in at least 3-years old demi-muids.

Chateauneuf du Pape Amiral G
2016: 100% Grenache. Fermentation in concrete. Aged for 18 month in new demi-muids.
Amiral G refers to admiral Gerin who built the chateau in 1767 and also to Grenache.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 
2017: 43% Grenache Blanc, 35% Roussanne, 12% Clairette, 10% Picardin. 
35% aged in barrels for 8 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Le Clos du Belvédère
2017: 100% Grenache Blanc from a vineyard called Le Clos du Belvédère.
 
Aged for 8 months in barrels 500l or 2228l 
The vineyard Clos du Belvedere is the highest situated vineyards at the domains. The vines were planted by Gabriel Meffre. When he discovered how much the cold mistral influenced the vine he built an (tall to the north) not so nice wall of cement blocks around the plot justifying the word "clos" in the name of the cuvée.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Les Vielles Roussanne
2017: 100% Roussanne.

Lirac Plateau des Chênes
2014: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah. 1/3 aged for 12 months in used barrels. 

Lirac Le Temps
2013: 98% Grenache, 2% Syrah. Aged in demi-muids for 12 months. 


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.Laurent Brechet - the tasting room
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In 2013 5 new special cement tanks were installed - so called tulips - for vinification of the top cuvées
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This underground ageing cellar is from 1767 when the castle was built and was mentioned in the original plans from the architect. When Meffre bought the estate no one knew where it was but it was found by chance by boring for water.
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Photo from Facebook showing the team deciding the blend of 2013 from Chateau de Vaudieu. From the left Laurent Brechet, a caviste showing to the winmaker Christophe Schurdevin, Philippe Cambie and Julien Brechet.
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