Estates / Domaine Pierre Usseglio



Jean Pierre & Thierry Usseglio

REGION: Southern Rhone
APPELLATION: Chateauneuf Du Pape

In the picturesque landscape of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the South of France, Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils stands as a beacon of traditional winemaking and innovative evolution. The Usseglio family, originally from Italy, has been cultivating vines with devotion and expertise since 1948 when Francis Usseglio first established the winery. 

Today, his sons, Jean-Pierre and Thierry, along with the next generation, continue to honor their heritage while steering the domaine towards new heights. The domaine meticulously oversees thirty-nine hectares of vineyards, spread across some of the most esteemed plots in the appellation. These vines, some of which are over ninety years old, are deeply rooted in soils ranging from limestone and sand to red clay and the typical soil of the region - galets roulés (large, round pebbles). 

This mosaic of terroirs imparts a unique character to each cuvée, allowing the Usseglios to craft wines that are a true representation of the appellation. Renowned for its dedication to terroir-driven winemaking, the family believes in minimal intervention, allowing the natural qualities of the fruit and the influence of the land to shine through. They employ gentle extraction methods and age their wines in a combination of oak barrels, foudres, and concrete tanks to achieve a balance between tradition and innovation. Quality is paramount and production is carefully managed to maintain high standards.

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Wine Region: 

Southern Rhone

Compared to Northern Rhone, Southern Rhone is significantly larger. Ninety-five percent of all wines in Rhone come from Southern Rhone, with an average vintage totalling up to 380 million bottles per year. 

The hot and dry climate of Southern Rhone – in comparison to the northern portion – hosts fifteen grape varieties under Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Droughts, limited irrigation, and the various terroirs and microclimes in the region produce a diverse range of wines. Due to wine fraud in the 20th century, viniculturists were forced to create and impose the AOC system. Thus, said AOC originated in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  

In general, Southern Rhone wines are more alcoholic, yet lighter and fruitier than wines from Northern Rhone. Orchard fruit flavors with Provencal herb notes and spicy accents are prevalent in the rose, sparkling, and red and white wines made in the area.  

Featured Grape Varieties: 
Grenache Blanc 

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