Domaine de Fontavin

Hèléne Chouvet-Coton
Route de la Plaine 1468, 84350 Courthezon
Tel. +33 490 707 214
Direct sale: 1.4.-31.8: Monday - Saturday 9.00-19.00.
1.9.-1.4.: 9.00-12.15 and 14.00-18.15


Hèléne Chouvet is the 7th generation of vinegrowers.
In 1989 her father, Michel Chouvet, built the cellar and started to bottle the wine at the domain. 
In 1996
Hèléne Chouvet finished her oenological education and went home to work with her father and and then got responsability for the winemaking and later for the domain.
In 2001 Agathe Lauziere also with an oenological education has been working together with Hèléne. Hèléne mainly takes care of the vineyards and Agathe of the work in the cellars.

The domain covers a total of 45 ha: 10 ha og Chateauneuf du Pape, 6 ha of Gigondas, 4 ha of Vacqueyras, 3 ha of Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, 16 ha of Cotes du Rhone and 1 ha og IGP.
The vineyards have for several years been managed by organic principles.
Certification as agricuture biologiqe since vintage 2011.

Wines (for sale January 2019)

Chateauneuf du Pape Trilogies
2015: 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre. (40-80-years)
Aged in concrete or demi-muids for 12-15 months. 

Chateauneuf du Pape David & Goliat
2016: 95% Grenache, 5% Syrah. (80 years)
Aged in demi-muids for 12 months

Chateauneuf du Pape Ad Vinam Aethernam
2016: 70 Grenache, 15% Syrah og 15% Mourvedre - 80-years. Aged in new demi-muid for 15 months

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Tradition
2016: 70% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne. 
Roussanne aged in demi-muids for 10 months

Gigondas Combe Sauvage
2016: 75% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault, Syrah, Clairette Rose (60 years). Altitude by Dentelles de Montmirail 400m  20 hl./ha. One year in concrete

Vacqueyras Il ètait un fois
2017: 70 Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre
60 -100-årige vinstokke. One year in concrete.

Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
2015: Muscat petit grains

Cotes du Rhone Les Vignes de mon Père
2016: 75% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 5% Marcelan. (55 years)
Aged in concrete 12-15 months

Cotes du Rhone Rosé Fleur de Coton
2017: 70% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 25% Cinsault. (55 years).
Direkt press or saignée.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc La Petite Robe Blanche
2016: 70% Grenache Blanc 15% Roussanne, 15% Marsanne.

IGP Les Vignes de Jo
2017: 70% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 10% Caladoc 
Planted by grandfather Georges (Jo) around 1960.

VDF Mus Cat' by Fontavin
Muscat petit grain (sec)

Hèléne Chouvet-Coton at Les Printemps in Chateauneuf du Pape April 2014

Hèléne Chouvet-Coton with her son Matthieu Rolland
at Foire aux Vins in Uzès April 2014

Pauline Laffaille Taurignan (works in the cellar) and Agathe Lagarde (office and sale) at Foire aux Vins in Uzès August 2016

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Updated 2021-03-05