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Domaine de La Charbonnière

The estate is located in the municipality Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the same area in the southern Rhone Valley, The name derives from "Carboniére", a popular name for charcoal burning, which used to be practiced in this area. The estate was founded in 1912 by Eugene Maret. His son Fernand enlarged the business, today he is led by Michel Maret in the third generation. The vineyards cover 17.5 hectares of vineyards in the area Châteauneuf-du-Pape and four hectares in the area Vacqueyras (in Sarrians). Several hectares in the area Côtes du Rhône were replanted only in 2006. Five different Châteauneuf-du-Papes are produced. These are CdP in red (70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre), CdP in white (40% Roussanne, 40% Grenache Blanc, 20% Bourboulenc and Clairette), CdP Cuvée Mourre des Perdrix (50-year-old vines, 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah), CdP Cuvée Vieilles Vignes (80-year-old vines, 95% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre) and CdP Les Hautes Brusquières Cuvée Spéciale (60% Grenache, 40% Syrah). The wines are different long (8 to 18 months) in large barrels (foudres) and expanded in barriques and bottled without filtration.

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