Thierry & Jean Paul Usseglio own 24 hectares of vine in Chateauneuf du Pape, planted on typical galets but also clay/limestone and sandy soils. Their wines are rich and silky with ripe fruits.
“The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition is an exact blend of 82% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the rest Cinsault and Mourvedre. Aged half in cement tanks and the rest in foudres, the wine displays some dusty tannins, which sometimes are an issue with this vintage, but soft berry fruit, roasted herbs and plenty of kirsch, lavender and licorice as well. It is a classic Provencal wine to drink over the next 8-10 years.” – 90pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, October 2011