Domaine de Marcoux
About Domaine de Marcoux
Sisters Sophie and Catherine Armenier can trace their familial connection to this region of France back over 1,000 years. Their ancestors called the Southern Rhône home when their surname was the middle-French "Armani", and long before Châteauneuf-du-Pape was known by this name.
Despite their presence in the area for so many centuries, it was actually only the sisters themselves who began winemaking at their ancestral Domaine de Marcoux in 1989. Now taking full advantage of their holdings which consist of vines at an average of 50 years old, this beautiful estate has seen a rapid and meteoric rise to the upper echelons of the region, joining many producers who have had a 500 year head start!
Today, Sophie diligently runs the commercial aspect of the estate whilst Catherine masterminds the winemaking. With 25 hectares in total under vine, 18 of which are in the heart of the prime Châteauneuf-du-Pape terroir of La Crau, the sisters consistently release some of the most sought after wines each and every vintage. Certified as organic by Ecocert as early as 1991, they celebrate 30 years of following rigorous organic and then biodynamic principles.
Most usually a blend dominated by at least 80% Grenache, a mere 2,400 cases of this estate's hotly demanded Châteauneuf-du-Pape are produced every vintage.