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Domaine Pierre André

Domaine Pierre André is a family-owned estate of 18 hectares composed of very old vines (average age is 70 years, some parcels are over 130 years old), with extremely diverse soil types (smooth stones, clay, sand, limestone). In order to maximize the quality we practice very low yield, harvest by hand and make a very strict selection of the grapes. We generally practice long fermentation and maturation of 18-20 months in oak vats and barrels, and bottle our wine without any filtration. Our estate is organically cultivated since 1980, and we decided to adopt biodynamic practices in 1992. We renovated our cellars with only natural materials. All of the above enable us to produce wines of outstanding elegance, with very good aging potential, a beautiful expression of the “terroir” and the vintage.Our Châteauneuf du Pape red is nicely expressing the richness of Grenache (80 %) enhanced with Syrah (10 %) and Mourvèdre (8%), and touches of Cinsault, Muscardin, Counoise, Vaccarèse and Picpoul.The Châteauneuf du Pape white is a complex blend of four varietals – Clairette, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc and Roussane.