Made from a wide variety of plots, the Clos Saint-Jean wines are unique in their identity, climate, grape varieties, soils and subsoils.
Reflecting the quality of the grapes, optimal care, as well as a goldsmith's blend, each vintage gives a glimpse of the taste and rigour perpetuated by the Maurel family.
"These are wines not to be missed", according to Robert Parker. "Powerful, deep wines that remain pure and balanced," according to Clos Saint-Jean's friend and oenologist, the late Philippe Cambie.
Elegant and colourful wines, smooth on the outside and dense on the inside, like a billiard ball.
The Clos Saint-Jean side step, for this parcel of Grenache and Caladocs, in IGP Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, adjoins the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Appellation d'origine contrôlée area.
Situated on the edge of a branch of the Rhône, its soil is made up of alluvial deposits from the quaternary period, resulting from the flooding of the river when the Rhône had not yet been tamed.
The yield does not exceed 40 hl/ha for quality reasons. The management of the plot throughout the year is perfectly identical to the other plots of the Domaine.
CLOS SAINT JEAN
The terroir of rolled pebbles and its blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsau lt,
Vaccarèse and Muscardin offer a sumptuous wine with a beautiful substance and a memorable length in the mouth.
The grape varieties used today to make the wine are faithful to those developed by Edmond Tacussel, the founder of the estate in 1905.
The white Clos Saint-Jean is made up of Grenache blanc, Clairette, Roussanne and Bourboulenc. It expresses itself with freshness, precision and a beautiful tension.
Saint Jean the aptly named is called upon for all the positive aspects of life. You can feel it at the first sip of Clos Saint-Jean.
This cuvée, called "Vielles Vignes", is only sold in the United States.
It is the result of the blending of the Clos Saint-Jean vintage, with a special emphasis on century-old Grenache.
LA COMBE DES FOUS
Taken for a fool by his contemporaries, because of the large stones, the great-grandfather discovered at the beginning of the 20th century one of the most beautiful terroirs of the appellation, La Crau.
The presence of sand gives this exceptional wine full of breed, elegance and very fine tannins.
The century-old Grenache vines, complemented by Syrah and the Cinsault/Vaccarèse pairing, reveal the feminine harmony of the cuvée.
DEUS EX MACHINA
Deus Ex Machina means a reversal of the situation due to an unforeseen external event.
At Clos Saint-Jean, the unexpected was the meeting with Philippe Cambie, whose approach radically changed the direction of the estate in 2003, moving from a traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape to a more intimate style with a strong identity.
The Grenaches, located to the north of the historic plot, provide a tannic base thanks to the red clay in the soil. This base is reinforced by the Mourvèdres and is the most structured wine of the Domaine.
In Latin, Sanctus Sanctorum means the Holy of Holies.
At Clos Saint Jean, it is the best part, the best parcel of the Domaine, more precisely the historical 13.5 ha located on the Crau plateau.
This 100% Grenache, planted on red clay, has excellent tannin structure complemented by lovely depth and exceptional texture.
This demanding cuvée is produced only in magnum with a very limited volume.