The Fines Roches
And a bit of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Construction works at the Castle
He wanted the Fine Roches to be a model of all those who followed the french wine-growing.
The construction of the castle as seen by Anselme Matthieu
A friend of Henri-Auguste Constantin, Anselme Matthieu lived in the castle for some time and participated in its inauguration.
" A man had come, and putting aside the conventional culture processes at the domain of Fines Roches , brought new ones. Sacrificing all to the expected future of his vineyards, he did wonders at Châteauneuf. During several months, machines had turned over the soil, digging it deep under the pebbles, the fields were suddenly levelled ; the sleeping sap was awakening with a new identity.
And while the once famous vineyards of Châteauneuf were coming back to life, an impressive castle, built according to the plans of the former summer residence of the Popes (which was destroyed in 1631 by the baron des Adrets) was standing, majestic, on the Fines Roches land, outlining its towers and crenels on the blue sky. The domain had a distinctive trademark. touch dans le ciel bleu ses tours et ses créneaux. Le domaine avait sa véritable marque. The past was brought completely to life. "
The wine of Fines-Roches is already incomparable
Today, the efforts of Fines-Roches owner are paying off. The grapes varieties of small Syrah, beautifully exposed, give a delicious wine, of rubis color, whose fine bouquet (different from bordeaux or burgundy aromas) leave a delicate impression of freshness and life on your palate. The Fines-Roches wine is already incomparable. Tommorow, his renown will be worldwide. "
The Marquis of Baroncelli
Louis Mousset, new director
After his death, the domain was divided between his 3 children: Jacques, Guy and Catherine.
A first renovation
managed by Laurent and Martine Zennaro. If they have furnished the 3000 meters space inside the castle - the original rooms are transformed, the old library has become the breakfast room, a swimming pool was built, and if you go down three steps you discover the wine tanks, barely hidden. In the renovated tower is the smallest room and the only one which has an access to the roof.