Domaine de la Chabonnière, a Family story
It was in 1912 that Eugene Maret bought Domaine la Charbonnière to please his wife, who was Châteauneuvoise born and winemaker’s daughter. Fernand Maret, their son, inherits a part of the estate and enlarges it at the birth of Michel. Passionate winemaker, the latter takes in charge the familial estate.
Since 2004, the Domaine came under the name of “EARL Michel Maret et Filles” to facilitate the implementation by Caroline and Véronique, Michel’s two daughters. Meanwhile, Caroline joined the structure to support the administrative part and to prepare orders... End 2009, Véronique came back to develop the winemaking and commercial side.
Domaine de la Charbonnière spreads over 19.52 hectares of Châteauneuf du Pape; 5.79 ha of Vacqueyras and 1.51 ha of Côtes du Rhône.
Today, all wines are vinified and ageing by Véronique; even if her father is still around during Vinification season. Each vintage is unique because soils and climate conditions determinate wines’ character.
They produce wonderfully well balanced wines that combine intensity and depth of fruit with finesse and elegance. Their wines have been distinguished repeatedly by the most prestigious journalists of the World (Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Bettane & Desseauve, Decanter, Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson, John Livingstone ...).