Domaine de la Citadelle


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


REGION Rhône Valley
APPELLATION(S) Luberon, Vaucluse
PRODUCER Domaine de la Citadelle
FOUNDED created in 1989 by Rousset-Rouard family
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 15.000 cases of 12 bottles per year
FARMING biological conversion, the cultivation of the vine had been reasoned for twenty years,