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Unusual though his name may be, there are several strands of the Usseglio dynasty now excelling in Châteauneuf- Du- Pape. Two brothers, sons of Italian immigrants, set up wineries in Châteauneuf du Pape. The recognition went initially to Pierre, but Raymond, now represented by his son, Stéphane, is also reaping the rewards of excellence. Traditional winemaking is now embroidered with new ideas, a little new oak, and laudable ambition; the ensemble is getting better and better each year, yet still constitutes excellent value. The vineyards of Usseglio spread on 21 hectares, of which 16ha are in Châteauneuf du Pape and 5ha in Cotes du Rhône .This multiplicity of soils over the various vineyards adds complexity to the different wines; the cobblestones create rich, fat wines, whereas the sandy soils impart elegance, fineness, and depth. The Usseglios produce a range of wines including Châteauneuf-du-Pape rouge and blanc, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Réserve Roussane, Côtes du Rhône and the low-yielding, flagship Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Cuvée Impériale. The grapes used in the red Chateauneuf include Grenache, Syrah (mainly), Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Counoise.
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Bottle 6 x 75cl
Bottle 6 x 75cl
The likeable Stéphane Usseglio appears to have made it! The high Parker point, with a provisional triple figure assessment for his Imperial has found physical resonance in a very smart new installation in the heart of the village and a new sense of self-confidence in the man. It must have been difficult seeing the other branch of this distinctively named family doing so well; now the tide is turning and he is the one to watch!