Domaine de la Charbonnière

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The domaine is now run by the fourth generation of the Maret family, Veronique and Caroline. The original vineyards were purchased in 1912 by Eugene Maret as a gift for his wife. The estate was enlarged by their son, Fernand and his son, Michel was the first to produce wine in 1973. The estate includes 18ha in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 4ha in Vacqueyras, 2ha of Côtes du Rhône and 4ha in IGP.

The terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape includes two large plots of quite distinct terroir which produce two quite different cuvées, “Mourre des Pedrix” (sandy soils) and “Les Hautes Brusquières” (stoney soils). The main Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvée Domaine” is produced from a blend of many small, plots of varying terroir in the north east of the appellation.

The Vacqueyras wine is grown on a stoney, clay plateau. The majority of the wines are fermented and aged in very “foudres” (large oak casks).

Wine Details

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Côtes du Rhône: Majority Grenache with Syrah. Matured in stainless. Ageing potential: Up to 5 years.

Vacqueyras: Majority Grenache with a relatively high proportion of Syrah. Matured in foudres. Ageing potential: Up to 8 years.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc: Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and some Clairette. Sandy terroir. Part fermented and matured in barrel giving hints of oak in the wine. Ageing potential: Up to 4 years for freshness, longer for a matured white wine style.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvée Domaine”: Majority Grenache with Syrah and Mourvèdre. Blend of terroir. Fermented and matured in foudres. Ageing potential: Up to 10 years.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvée Mourre des Pedrix”: Majority Grenache with Syrah and Mourvèdre. Sandy terroir. Fermented and matured in foudres. Ageing potential: Up to 15 years.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvée Les Hauts Brusquières”: Majority Grenache with Syrah. Very rocky terroir. Fermented and matured in foudres. Ageing potential: Up to 15 years.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Vieilles Vignes”: Majority very old vine Grenache with Mourvèdre. Fermented and matured in foudres. Ageing potential: Up to 20 years.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvée L’Envol”: Majority old vine Mourvèdre with old vine Grenache. Matured in used, small barrels. Ageing potential: Up to 20 years.

Wine Details

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Côtes du Rhône: Majority Grenache with Syrah. Matured in stainless. Ageing potential: Up to 5 years.

Vacqueyras: Majority Grenache with a relatively high proportion of Syrah. Matured in foudres. Ageing potential: Up to 8 years.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc: Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and some Clairette. Sandy terroir. Part fermented and matured in barrel giving hints of oak in the wine. Ageing potential: Up to 4 years for freshness, longer for a matured white wine style.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvée Domaine”: Majority Grenache with Syrah and Mourvèdre. Blend of terroir. Fermented and matured in foudres. Ageing potential: Up to 10 years.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvée Mourre des Pedrix”: Majority Grenache with Syrah and Mourvèdre. Sandy terroir. Fermented and matured in foudres. Ageing potential: Up to 15 years.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvée Les Hauts Brusquières”: Majority Grenache with Syrah. Very rocky terroir. Fermented and matured in foudres. Ageing potential: Up to 15 years.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Vieilles Vignes”: Majority very old vine Grenache with Mourvèdre. Fermented and matured in foudres. Ageing potential: Up to 20 years.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvée L’Envol”: Majority old vine Mourvèdre with old vine Grenache. Matured in used, small barrels. Ageing potential: Up to 20 years.

Find your wines: Retailer links

Listed below: Two in USA plus Texas retailers; Two in UK

USA

Wine.com

Ships to 42 states (See note below)

Wine.com CANNOT ship to the following 9 states: DE, GA, KY, ME, MS, MT, OK, SD, UT.

Availability varies by state. Use the state drop-down menu at the top of the Wine.com page to see availability in your area. Links below take you to the selection of wines available for this producer.

Vacqueyras Red

Châteauneuf du Pape “Cuvée Domaine” Red

Châteauneuf du Pape “Mourre de Perdrix” Red

Châteauneuf du Pape “Hautes Brusquières” Red

Châteauneuf du Pape “Vieilles Vignes” Red

USA – Texas

Most of the domaine’s wines are imported and distributed by La Cigale Wines. If not already in stock, the following retailers will order any of the wines on request, directly from La Cigale Wines:

Austin: Beverage World;

Twin Liquor, Lake Austin Blvd;

Twin Liquor, Hancock Center;

Twin Liquor, Hill Country Galleria.

Boerne: Boerne Wine Co.

Fort Worth: Put a Cork in it;

Grand Cru.

Fredericksburg: Elk Store

Houston: Houston Wine Merchant

Marfa: The Well

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charbonniere haut brusquiere label (467 x 350)