14, Chemin des Garrigues
+33 (0)4 90 02 08 17
Bernard Duseigneur’s family have been winegrowers for 5 generations; he and Philippe Faure-Brac, the World’s Best Sommelier 1992, have built up a partnership with one main aim: to create an experience to touch the emotions, and to share it with wine lovers everywhere.
Finding good balance is central to the work of the growers and winemakers at Domaine Duseigneur. The vineyards have been farmed biodynamically since 2002 and have Biodyvin accreditation.
The work of Domaine Duseigneur is based around the theme of giving and receiving.
- We focus our drive and energy on showcasing our terroir
- We make our own modest contribution towards a well-balanced, healthy and sustainable agricultural system
- We transmit our skills and knowledge to future generations so the adventure can continue
Domaine Duseigneur is situated in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and sees its Laudun terroir on the right bank as a mini ‘Châteauneuf in the Gard’. The soils in the Gard Département on the right bank of the Rhône also feature very similar rounded pebbles to those found in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
The Domaine’s Gard vineyard parcels grow on north-facing slopes in the village of Saint Victor la Coste. Soils are largely chalky clay, with beds of rounded pebbles alternating with deeper limestone strata. This terroir is the birthplace of Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun AOC’s “Par Philippe Faure-Brac" cuveé, a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. The vines are 50 years old, and are naturally protected from exterior influences by a thick band of trees. Yields are around 25hl/ha. The varietals are vinified separately in concrete vats using only indigenous yeasts. They are then blended together and matured for 12 months in demi-muids after several wines.
"Through the medium of wine, Nature has offered us a glorious, unique opportunity to create and share emotional experiences, to teach and learn valuable, age-old skills, and sometimes to add our own special something to the mix.” (Bernard Duseigneur)