After 20 years, consequence of hard work, patience, and thanks to a very selective choice of plots, Yves Rousset-Rouard, with the help of his son Alexis who joined him in 1995, managed to create one of the domains references of the appellation.
Originally from Marseille, the Rousset-Rouard family owns “La Citadelle” in Menerbes. In 1989 Yves Rousset-Rouard bought an old farmhouse with 8 hectares of vines and decided to put all his passion and resources into the creation of the Domaine de la Citadelle. Located on the northern slope of the Luberon Massif, 35 km east of Avignon and of the Rhone and Durance, the estate has a current area of 39 hectares with 60 plots.
The estate currently has 14 different grape varieties. Very attached to its soil and the typicity of its appellation, great care has been taken in the quality of the vines and the restructuring of the vineyard. They respect the environment.
|Wines||Grape Varietal||Age of the vines||Nature of soil||Technical Sheet|
|Le Chatagnier White Luberon||Clairette, Grenache Blan, Ugni blanc||15 to 20 years||sandy marl and limestone|
|Le Chatagnier Rose Luberon||Grenache, Syrah, Mouvèdre||15 to 20 years||sandy marl|
|Le Chatagnier Red Luberon||Syrah, Grenache||15 to 20 years||sandy marl|
|Les Artemes Luberon||70% Syrah, 30% Grenache.||25 years||gravelly sand and limestone sandstone soils|
|Gouverner St Auban Luberon||Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre||25 to 55 years||gravelly sand and limestone sandstone soils|
|Le Cabernet I.G.P de Vaucluse||100% Cabernet Sauvignon||25 years||sandy soil|
|PRODUCER||Domaine de la Citadelle|
|FOUNDED||created in 1989 by Rousset-Rouard family|
|SIZE OF THE VINEYARD||96.3 acres|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||15.000 cases of 12 bottles per year|
|FARMING||biological conversion, the cultivation of the vine had been reasoned for twenty years,|