Domaine de la Charbonniere: the former place where coal was burned
The Domaine de la Charbonniere located in the Rhone Valley region. Eugene Maret bought this winery in 1912 as a gift for his wife as she was the daughter of a winemaker. Fernand Maret enlarged and worked on the estate before Michel Maret, the third generation of the family, took over the winery. He was the one who gave the winery its current name, which means the area for coal burning. Michel still works here, but since 2014, the next generation, Veronique and Caroline, have taken the responsibility of the business.
High quality grapes for great wines in Chateauneuf du Pape
The winery owns around 17.5 hectares of vineyards in Chateauneuf du Pape appellation, 2 hectares in Cotes du Rhône, and 4 hectares in Vacqueyras. They have been certified ‘agriculture biologique’ since 2015.
They make use of sustainable and organic methods that do not pollute the nature and preserve the health of the vineyards
The common grape varieties that grow here include the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise, Clairette, and Roussane. The best grapes are used to make their quality red and white wines and single-vineyard cuvees.
Taste the refined wines of the Rhone region at this winery
In the last few years, installations have been made at the winery to make it modern. Truncated wooden tanks are used for the fermentation of the wines. Ageing of the wines takes place in steel or wooden barrels. Many cuvees are made, and the Cuvee Traditionale shows immense purity and balance. Charbonniere produces silky and vibrant wines that have great ageing potential, and which improve in quality with time. It is the perfect place to visit for wine lovers.