Domaine de la Charbonniere in Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhone Valley of France is operating in its third and fourth generation. Michel Maret and his two daughters, Veronique and Caroline run the winemaking and business operations.
They have parcels in three main vineyard areas of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC and these result in four wines: Mourre des Perdrix (parcel in the eastern side and made into a single vineyard bottling), Les Hautes Brusquieres (parcel in the northern side and made into a single vineyard bottling), Vielles Vignes (Old Vines, made from 100 year old+ grenache and 40 year old+ Mourvedre from the La Crau vineyard).
They also do an AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape bottling that is a blend of parcels from all their blocks. In all, the Marets own 45 acres in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
They also own 10 acres in Vacqueyras and make a fabulous Vacqueyras that is 60% grenache and 40% syrah and is located on the Garrigue heights in the region.
The Marets also own some vines in Les Hautes Brusquieres for Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, made from Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Clairette.
All harvesting is done by hand. In 2012, they began practicing organic viticulture and will receive their certification soon.
For several years, we sold these wines through a national importer. We are thrilled and honored to now represent them directly.