Avenue Pierre de Luxembourg BP 1
+33 (0)4 90 83 59 44
Open 7 days a week except 25th December and 1st January
April 16th – October 14th: 9am-1pm and 2pm-7pm
(9am-7pm from June to mid-September)
October 15th – April 15th: 9am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Since 1931, five generations of the Brotte family have been involved in creating fine Rhône Valley wines with care and precision. In 1991, Maison Brotte acquired Château de Bord, a winemaking domaine to the west of Laudun. Jean-Pierre Brotte and his son Laurent, the current owner and director, were quick to recognise the extraordinary potential of the terroir.
In the 12th century, the Château de Bord vineyards were the property of the Bishops of Uzès. They passed into the hands of the Count of Toulouse before being abandoned during the French Revolution, and have since changed ownership many times. The château’s splendid mediaeval stone walls soar above the vines; the vineyards grow on 22 hectares of terraces on a south-facing hillside. The soil here is a free-draining mix of sand and clay with a surface layer of gravel, in a hamlet known as Camp-de-César.
The soil gives the wine excellent balance, while sun exposure promotes ripe, supple tannins; a cool climate and deep roots add complexity and finesse. The vineyards are farmed sustainably and are Terra Vitis accredited. Grenache and Syrah make up the majority of the reds, while Viognier and Roussanne are grown for whites
BROTTE CHATEAU DE BORD reds and whites have a distinctive suppleness and elegance. The vast majority of reds are matured in 100-year-old oak vats; only 35% are matured in barrels. This gives fruit-driven aromas and good roundness. Whites avoid malolactic fermentation, and are matured in stainless steel tanks to give them a delightful edge of freshness and elegance.
The Maison has recently introduced BORD ELEGANCE, available in white and red, made from carefully selected plots and traditionally matured to give a similar style but with even more fruit.
We invite you to taste our wines and learn about the secrets of winemaking in general at our museum – MUSEE DU VIN BROTTE – situated on our family estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.