Marcoux Estate

Organic Farming Estate

It’s possible to assume that these 5 ARMENIER families, who settled in Châteauneuf in 1344 and owned a number of properties, had already been there for a long time… So we can dream and say that the ARMENIERs were there when the village was founded…!

In any case, it’s certain that we’re among the oldest families in the village.

Our mother, Jacqueline COULON, also came from an old Châteauneuf line, the JOUFFRONs, whose oldest document in our possession, a marriage contract, dates from November 4, 1691. And so, from generation to generation, our estate has been made and unmade by marriages and inheritances…

In 1995, at a time when the role of women in winegrowing was far from self-evident, Sophie and Catherine Armenier took over the Marcoux domaine. Catherine looks after the vines and Sophie the vinification. The two sisters are totally committed to the estate and to the quality of their wines. In 2014, Sophie’s son Vincent Estevenin took his place alongside his mother and aunt.

He brings his youth, passion and skills to the operation. In 2019 Catherine longs for a little more peace and quiet…she’s retiring!

Marcoux Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge

Grape varieties: 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 7% Syrah and 3% Cinsault

Age of vines: between 40 and 70 years old

Terroir: Quartzite pebbles and clay, red sandstone and colluvium, Barremian cretaceous limestone

Destemming: All bunches are destemmed

Yield: 25 hl/ha

Aged in concrete vats and a few 350-litre foudres or barrels. It lasts around 18 months.

Press awards: Wine rated 95/100 in 2016 by Jeb Dunnuck

Marcoux "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes"

Grape varieties: 100% Grenache

Age of vines : Centenarians

Terroir: colluvium (slope deposits) and safres (fine-grained sands)

Destemming: All bunches are destemmed.

Yield: 25 hl/ha

Ageing: in tuns or concrete vats

Press awards: Rated 100/100 in 2007