Purchased in 1946 by George Thienpont, the Patriarch of the Thienpont family in Bordeaux, this superb property dominates the appellation. It wasn’t until 1970 that the real work began on restoring the vineyards but by the mid 80’s the property was already a force to be reckoned with. In 2005 all the Cabernet Sauvignon was replaced by Cabernet Franc a variety that ripens earlier and much better suited to the terroir. Now guided by arguably the World most famous winemaking duo, Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt the wines they produce here from a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc & 5% Malbec are full and voluptuous.
The Rose is produced from 100% Merlot and has a ripe raspberry and red cherry nose, in the mouth the wine is clean and fresh with lots of red fruits and clean acidity, perfect for enjoying on a sunny Singapore afternoon.In the heart of Southern France's Rhone Valley, about ten minutes from Chateauneuf du Pape, between Avignon and Orange, lies Chateau Gigognan, a vineyard whose winemaking tradition has roots that can be traced back deep into the history of the region. In 1987 Anne and Jacques Callet became the new owners of the Clos du Roi domain. Inspired by a passion for the history of the property, in 1990 they began a complete renovation of the Chateau in the traditional provencale country-house style, to return it to its former aristocratic glory. In 1996 work began on a new better-equipped cellar. An organically-farmed vineyard: having made the decision to convert their thirty hectares of Chateauneuf du Pape and forty-two hectares of Cotes du Rhone to organic-farming, the vineyard was awarded ECOCERT certification in 2009.
Clos de Roi Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc: 45% Roussanne, 35 % Clairette, 10% Bourboulenc & 10% Marsanne.