Domaine Raymond Usseglio, Stéphane Usseglio

France, Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape



Stéphane Usseglio, son of Raymond, has taken over the domaine in the last few years and he is pushing to reach the potential of the family’s holdings, some of he best of Châteauneuf.  Half his vines are situated near the road in the lieu-dit “La Crau” and the other half on the hill across the road from the actual ruins of the new castle of the Pope.  He has the good fortune to have very old vines.  The average age for his Châteauneuf vines is between 50 & 60 years old and the cuvée Imperiale vines are over 110 years old.  We are now taking most of the Châteauneuf Roussanne Pur - barrel-fermented, unfiltered - that he can vinify for us.  The Cuvée Girard is bottled exclusively for Peter Weygandt and is 85% Grenache with Mourvèdre, Counoise and Cinsault filling out the blend.  Considered one of the top producers in the appellation, Usseglio puts out consistently stellar wine every vintage.


Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Côtes-du-Rhône "Les Claux" Blanc Equal parts Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette 50 years N/A Biodynamic
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Roussanne Pur Roussanne Planted in 1985 Bois Senechaux and Terres Blanches Biodynamic
Côtes-du-Rhône "Les Claux" Rouge Equal parts Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre 50 years N/A Biodynamic
Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Girard" 90% Grenache, 4% Mourvèdre, 4% Syrah, 2% Cinsault and 2% Counoise Average 80 years N/A Biodynamic
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Imperiale 90% Grenache, Field blend 110+ years N/A Biodynamic