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Learn all about Château de Vaudieu, in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation on Comptoir des Millésimes. Find the greatest vintages of Château de Vaudieu, as well as their wines directly from the estate. Wines 100% in stock.
History of Chateau de Vaudieu
Château de Vaudieu is one of the oldest estates of Châteauneuf du Pape. This beautiful classical castle was built in 1767. Château de Vaudieu is not only one of the oldest estates in the southern Rhône valley, it was also one of the first to export its wine to other markets. Château de Vaudieu was one of the largest vineyards in the region in the middle and end of the 19th century.
The beginning of the modern era for Château de Vaudieu began in 1955, when the historic property was bought by the Meffre family. At that time, the Château de Vaudieu vineyard had been reduced to 24 hectares. Gabriel Meffre was able to enlarge the property to its current size of 70 hectares. The success of Château de Vaudieu was not Gabriel Meffre's only activity. He also developed a large trading company in Gigondas and eventually acquired a total of 900 hectares of vines! By marriage, Château de Vaudieu remained in the family. Today, the estate is managed by the Brechet family. Daughter of Gabriel Meffre, Sylvette married Michel Brechet. One of the Brechet family's first steps was to call on Philippe Cambie as a consultant.
Vinification of Château de Vaudieu
Château de Vaudieu owns 70 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape. 60 hectares are used for red wine grapes. 10 hectares are reserved for white wine grapes. The terroir is mostly and mainly small rocky, limestone and marl soils. The 13 authorised grape varieties are all planted at Château de Vaudieu. They have old Grenache vines over 65 years old. In 2013, the cellars were completely renovated. New tulip-shaped cement vats, similar to those installed at Château Cheval Blanc in Saint-Émilion, were installed. Château de Vaudieu produces 4 red wines of Chateauneuf du Pape and 2 white wines of Chateauneuf du Pape.
The best vintages of Château de Vaudieu are: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2007.
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