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In recent vintages the wines at this property, located close to VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE, have been transformed from somewhat rustic and old-fashioned to dense, rich complex and very well made. Some of this is certainly down to consultancy from southern Rhône and Languedoc oenologue Philippe Cambie but also a commitment to lifting quality from the family. There are 41 ha with over half planted in a mix of argilo-calcaire and galet roulés top soils. nutty, stylish Clos Saint Jean blanc comes from an equal blend of Grenache, Clairette and Roussanne and vinified in small oak, a proportion new. The reds are all dominated by Grenache. The dark, spicy regular red comes from a yield of just 25 hl/ha, the top reds even less. La Combe des Fous has a big dollop of old-vine Grenache, the Deus ex-Machina, the very oldest Grenache along with 40% of Mourvèdre adding a formidable underlying structure to the wine. All the reds will develop well for at least six or seven years, the Deux-ex-Machina potentially twice that. A further very limited release, Sanctus Sanctorum is also now made and comes from over 100 year old Grenache. The domaine also makes a further Châteauneuf-du-Pape red, Chimère, in partnership with Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non in California.

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Wines Vineyard Holdings:
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape:
  • Châteauneuf du Pape Red : 20hl/ha
  • Châteauneuf du Pape White : 20hl/ha
  • Deus Ex-Machina
  • La Combe des Fous : 20hl/ha
  • Sanctus Sanctorum
  • Vieilles Vignes
  • Les Calades

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18 Avenue Général de Gaulle, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France
Type Wine
Clos Saint Jean La Combe des Fous Chateauneuf du Pape
Clos Saint Jean Sanctus Sanctorum Chateauneuf du Pape
Clos Saint Jean Deus Ex Machina Chateauneuf du Pape
Clos Saint Jean Blanc Chateauneuf du Pape
Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape
Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes
Type Wine
Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape - 2012
6x75cl - 4 case(s)
Clos Saint Jean Deus Ex Machina Chateauneuf du Pape - 2012
6x75cl - 2 case(s)
Type Wine
Type Wine
Clos Saint Jean Sanctus Sanctorum Chateauneuf du Pape - 2016
Clos Saint Jean Deus Ex Machina Chateauneuf du Pape - 2010
Clos Saint Jean La Combe des Fous Chateauneuf du Pape - 2007
Clos Saint Jean La Combe des Fous Chateauneuf du Pape - 2010
Clos Saint Jean Sanctus Sanctorum Chateauneuf du Pape - 2015
Clos Saint Jean Deus Ex Machina Chateauneuf du Pape - 2005
Clos Saint Jean La Combe des Fous Chateauneuf du Pape - 2005
Clos Saint Jean La Combe des Fous Chateauneuf du Pape - 2009
Clos Saint Jean Deus Ex Machina Chateauneuf du Pape - 2003
Clos Saint Jean Deus Ex Machina Chateauneuf du Pape - 2006
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