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Domaine des Chanssaud

The Popes in Avignon started developing the vineyards in the 14th century. The vineyard of Châteauneuf-du-Pape became AOC classified in 1935 and today is one of the most renowned Crus, recognized and appreciated by connoisseurs around the globe.

The Domain des Chanssaud belongs to the Jaume family since 1826.  We can still find a cellar with thick stone walls adjacent to an ancient building with a spiral staircase, a bread oven, and a sink in stone, identical to those of the Antique Roman Theatre of Orange.

From the 19th century until today, generations of winemakers have followed. The original estate consisted of vineyards, cherry orchards, and olive groves has become over time, a vineyard of fifty acres managed since 1987 by Patrick Jaume.  A friendly wine tasting room was intgrated in the old cellar among the large oak tuns.

The most recent part of the winery was built in 1994 and blends technology and ancestral expertise to make a range of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, and three colors of Côtes-du-Rhône.

 

The wines

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red 2015

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red 2015

    Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

    Scored 92/100 by Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier of the World 2007

     

    This rich, elegant Cuvée is perfect with your grilled, stewed, or game meat.

    A true “GSM” or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. Its a perfectly balanced wine, deep ruby robe with aromas of ripe red & black fruits and spice, round tannins, and ending with a vanilla note to finish. 

    Varietals

    Grenach, Syrah, Mourvèdre

    Soils

    Rounded river rocks

    Robe

    Intense Cherry Color

    Nose

    A lightly spicy bouquet with violets, red fruits, and blackcurrant flavors

    Palate

    Elegant and well-balanced with round tannins and a long lasting finish of vanilla hints

    Serve

    T°16-18°C

    Potential aging

    8 to 10 years or more

    Yields

    32 hl/ha – 20 ha

    Alcohol

    14,5°

     

     
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  • International Wine Challenge 2015

    This exceptionnal wine will be appreciated with meat dishes and strong cheese.

    This special cuvée is produced in limited quantities following a very rigorous selection of parcels with 90 year old vines from the rocky plateau of Châteauneuf du Pape. Only the greatest vintages are bottled and numbered. This wine, rich and powerful, has aromas of leather and truffle with hints of pepper and spices. Its aromatic complexity with the rustic tannins provide a remarkably long finish in the mouth.

    Varietals

    Grenache90%, Syrah5%, Mourvèdre5%

    Soils

    Shallow soil and very, very stony. Located on the highest Plateau of Châteauneuf du Pape

    Robe

    Deep ruby robe

    Nose

    Light notes of spices with violets and blackcurrant flavors

    Palate

    The mouth has red fruits and blackberries with soft silky tannins

    Serve

    T°16-18°C after 1 hour in Decanter

    Potential

    aging

    From 10 to 15 years and more

    Yields

    30 Hl (depending on the vintage)

    Alcohol

    14°

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  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape White 2015

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape White 2015

    Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze 2017

    This wine goes well with fish, seafood, and is also delicious to drink with sheep or goat cheese or simply as an aperitif.

    Very aromatic wine with aromas of white flowers, citrus scents, and apple. Depending on the maturity of the grapes it develops flavors of pear and tropical fruit, combining freshness and softness.

    The grapes are hand-picked and sorted during the harvest to keep only the healthy ripe grapes. They are pressed and the juice settles during 24 hours. The fermentation is temperature controlled  (16° to 18°) allowing the extraction for a maximum of aromas and fruit flavours. The alcoholic fermentation will end between 10 and 15 days then the wine is left to settle and the malolactic fermentation is blocked. The wine will be bottled at the beginning of the following year.

    Varietals

    Clairette 70%, white Grenache 30%

    Soils

    Sandy and clay soil

    Robe

    Light yellow with green reflections

    Nose

    A bouquet of white flowers and citrus fruits with hints of apple

    Palate

    Very elegant wine with flavors of pear and exotic fruits. Fresh with a long finish

    Serve

    Not too chilled T°10-12°C

    Potential aging

    2 to 5 years or more

    Yields

    32 hl/ha – 2 ha

    Alcohol

    13,5°

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  • This elegant and rich cuvée will perfectly accompany meats in sauce and game meat.

     A tribute to the illustrious ancestor of the actual owner Charles de Valois, this cuvée is blent with the oldest vines of the estate. The grapes are hand-picked and sorted during the harvest where they keep the best ripe grapes. These vines bare very little fruit, which allows for highly concentrated quality.

    Varietals

    Grenache 90%, Syrah 6%, Mourvèdre 4%

    Soils

    Shallow depths of rounded river rocks

    Robe

    Intense Cherry Color

    Nose

    A bouquet of red fruit and spice

    Palate

    Spicy and peppery with flavors of bay leaf and cherries. Characteristic of Grenache

    Serve

    T°16-18°C after 1 hour in a decanter

    Potential aging

    It can be tasted after two years, but it will be at its maximum if aged 6 to 8 years.

    Yields

    40 hl/ha – 2 ha of 70 year old vine

    Alcohol

    14°

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  • Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Red 2015

    Côtes-du-Rhône Villages

    Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Red 2015

    Concours Général Agricole Paris 2016

    This rich, elegant Cuvée is perfect with your grilled, stewed, and game meat.

    Full-bodied ruby red combining the richness of Syrah and Mourvèdre with the body of Grenache. It has a spicy and fruity nose. On the palate the cherries predominate with round tannins. The wine is well balanced and has very good length.

    Varietals

    Grenache 60%, Mourvèdre 20%, Syrah 20%

    Soils

    Sandy and clay soil

    Robe

    Intense Cherry Color

    Nose

    A bouquet of red fruit and spice

    Palate

    Fresh cherries predominate with silky and well balanced tannins. Good length

    Serve

    15-17°C

    Potential aging

    5 to 7 years

    Yields

    40 hl/ha – 3 ha

    Alcohol

    14,5°

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  • Côtes-du-Rhône Red 2016

    Côtes-du-Rhône

    Côtes-du-Rhône Red 2016

    Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze 2017

    This generous wine suits every type of meal and any moment with friends

    This wine is representative of the terroir and the sunshine of the southern Rhône. It brings together character, roundness and silkiness. Well-structured tannins make this Côtes du Rhône, a generous wine, which will perfectly accompany any type of meal with friends.

    Varietals

    80% Grenache, 8% Syrah, 5% Carignan, 4% Cinsault and 3% Mourvèdre

    Soils

    Limestone, red clay and sandstone clay

    Robe

    Intense Cherry Color

    Nose

    A bouquet of fresh red fruits

    Palate

    Red fruit flavors with round, supple, and well structured tannins

    Serve

    T°16-18°C

    Potential aging

    3 to 5 years.

    Yields

    45hl/ha – 17 ha

    Alcohol

    14°

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  • Côtes-du-Rhône White 2014

    Côtes-du-Rhône

    Côtes-du-Rhône White 2014

    You will appreciate this wine with fish or seafood. It is also delicious on its own as aperitif.

    The blending of these two grape varieties gives the wine its rich aromas and complexity. Scents of pear, peach, and white flowers are provided by Clairette, enhanced by the supple and roundness in the mouth given by the Grenache.

    Varietals

    50% white Grenache, 50% white Clairette

    Soils

    Clay and sandy-stony soil

    Robe

    Light yellow with green reflections

    Nose

    White flowers and pear

    Palate

    Mixed white fruit flavors. Fresh and round with nice acidity

    Serve

    T°10-12°C

    Potential aging

    Excellent when young but can be kept for 3 years.

    Yields

    42 hl/ha -3 hl

    Alcohol

    14°

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  • Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé 2016

    Côtes-du-Rhône

    Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé 2016

    A lovely summer wine that will accompany salads, grilled or cold meats, fish and chicken or as an aperitif.

    A very aromatic wine thats well balanced. Aromas dominated by strawberries and red currants. 

    Varietals

    Grenache 70% and Syrah 30%

    Soils

    Shallow clay and sandy-stony soil

    Robe

    Intense pink color

    Nose

    A bouquet of fresh red fruits

    Palate

    Like a fruit salad of strawberries and red currants with nice acidity and a fresh long finish

    Serve

    T°10-12°C

    Potential aging

    Excellent when young but can be kept for 3 years

    Yields

    45 hl/ha 

    Alcohol

    14°

     

     

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