Chateau Simian

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Geographical Location
In the beautiful little provençal village of Piolenc in southern France, situated at the foot of the Massif d’Uchaux just few kilometers from Orange, this family estate covers Chateauneuf du Pape, Côtes du Rhône Villages “Massif d’Uchaux” , and Côtes du Rhône appellations as well as Vins de Pays from the principality of Orange Clairette.

History
Everything started for this vineyard around 1920 when the last namesake proprietor, Sophie SIMIAN, having no descendents of her own, decided to turn over her home to a young woman named Marcelle LADRET who worked as her loyal and devoted employee for years.
Some years later Madeleine, the daughter of the happy heir, was beginning to reach marrying age. At the same time, a short distance from there, in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape commune, a young wine-maker, Yves SERGUIER was spending the vast majority of his time passionately cultivating his vines. He had just succeeded his father Marcel who had also inherited land parcels acquired at the turn of the century by Hippolyte SERGUIER, a worker and winemaker.
Yves’ passion increased tenfold when he met Madeleine, and starting in 1955, the two moved into CHATEAU SIMIAN. In 1957, their only son Jean-Pierre was born. After receiving training at the viticultural high school of Beaune in Bourgogne, he took over the family estate and, in 1981, realized the dream of four generations of winemakers: the maturing and bottling of wine on his own estate.

The Vineyard
Clay-Limestone soil with rounded pebbles (alpine diluvium).
3 parcels in Orange on high terraces on 2ha25 in the Quartier Chabrières (north of the appellation).
1 parcel in Chateauneuf du Pape on a low terrace on 0ha75 in the Quartier Gallimardes (south of the appellation).
Age of the vines: Grenache 60 years, Syrah 35 years, Cinsault 35 years, Mourvèdre 10 years,
Viognier 16 years.

Varietal Types
Red Wines:
Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre
White Wines: Viognier, Grenache Gris and Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne and Marsanne

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Overview
Address 690 Chemin Yves Serguier 84420 PIOLENC FRANCE
Wine Maker  
Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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690 Chemin Yves Serguier 84420 PIOLENC FRANCE

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