Pierre Usseglio

About Pierre Usseglio

A touch of Italy deep in the heart of Southern France, Francis Usseglio founded what we now know as Domaine Pierre Usseglio in 1948 having moved to the Rhône from his native Italy in 1931.

 

It is his son Pierre who gave his name to the current estate, as Francis’ other son Raymond founded his own Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape label upon their father’s death – the addition of the brothers’ first names to their respective Domaines certainly aids in the avoidance of confusion.

 

Viniculture

24 hectares spread across 17 different parcels of Châteauneuf-du-Pape constitute the extensive holdings of Domaine Pierre Usseglio, and they are amongst the very greatest in the Southern Rhône. Grenache remains the undisputed focus of the Usseglios, with up to 80% of their entire vineyards planted with the varietal. True masters of the varietal, their two prestige cuvées (Réserve des Deux Frères and Cuvée de mon Aïeul) are pure Grenache expressions.

 

Cuvée de mon Aïeul is a sensational wine and the stuff of dreams for those with a love for powerfully classic and complex Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Sourced from vines with an average age of 95 years and extremely low yielding, it was originally blended with a dash of 5% Syrah in the late 1990s. Quickly doing away with this to create a pure Grenache cuvée, brothers Jean-Pierre and Thierry confined the vineyards from which the fruit for this wine could be sourced to three specific plots.

 

Their most exceptional wine, Châteauneuf du Pape "Not For You!" is a cuvée sourced entirely from vines over a century old in the lieu-dit of Les Grandes Serres. A mythical wine made from pure Grenache, this wine is a unicorn that has only been released once in history, with a mere 300 bottles produced.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €443.40
2016

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (94)

While voluptuous in body, this rich, densely fruity red offers luscious black-plum and dried strawberry flavors offset by a mineral freshness and subtle notes of porcini mushroom and crushed earth. An enveloping wine, it's seductive already and likely to gain complexity through 2030
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Rhone 12x75cl 1 94 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €443.40
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €213.30
2016

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (94)

While voluptuous in body, this rich, densely fruity red offers luscious black-plum and dried strawberry flavors offset by a mineral freshness and subtle notes of porcini mushroom and crushed earth. An enveloping wine, it's seductive already and likely to gain complexity through 2030
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 6x75cl 1 94 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €213.30
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €630.90
2016

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2016 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Getting more than one exclamation in the notes, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de Mon Aïeul is a deep, rich yet vibrant red that offers a kaleidoscope of kirsch liqueur, garrigue, crushed flowers, Asian spices, and cured meats. It's more opulent and sexier than the 2010, fresher and purer than the 2007, has deep, full-bodied aromas and flavors, and a huge finish. It's a sensational, heavenly Châteauneuf-du-Pape that tops out my scale. This cuvée is 100% Grenache that was not destemmed and was aged in 20% demi-muids and the balance in concrete tanks.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €630.90
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €510.90
2017

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2017 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97)

As always, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée De Mon Aïeul is all Grenache (from La Serres, La Crau, and La Guigasse) that was not destemmed and was brought up all in used demi-muids. It's an extraordinary wine, offering a mammoth bouquet of kirsch liqueur, black raspberries, ground pepper, white flowers, and spice. Full-bodied, concentrated, and opulent on the palate, with silky tannins, it's not going to match the 2010 or 2016, but t’s a magical, elegant, layered wine that does everything right.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 8 97 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €510.90
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Not For You 2016 (1x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €551.50
2016

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Not For You 2016 (1x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

There's a single barrel of the 2016 Châteauneuf Du Pape Not For You, which is 100% Grenache from the Les Serres lieu-dit from the oldest vines of the estate. It wasn’t destemmed and spent two years in a neutral barrel. It offers an incredible bouquet of kirsch, blackberries, incense, white flowers, garrigue and spice that develops beautifully with time in the glass. Rich, powerful, full-bodied, and concentrated, it nevertheless glides over the palate with no weight, ultra-fine tannins, and a singular, exotic, lengthy style.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 1x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €551.50
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2001 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,103.70
2001

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2001 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Freres elicits “wows”. Aged 60% in neutral wood foudres and 40% in one, two, and three-year old Burgundy barrels, this 2001, which tips the scales at an awesome 16.2% natural alcohol, boasts an inky/purple color along with a sensationally pure bouquet of blackberries, graphite, acacia flowers, licorice, and sweet kirsch liqueur. Unctuously textured and full-bodied, with high tannin as well as a closed personality, this prodigious yet fabulous Chateauneuf du Pape is a potential legend in the making. It requires 3-5 years of cellaring, and should keep for two decades. The texture, purity, and magnificent concentration suggest tiny yields, old vines, and non-interventionalistic winemaking. By the way, this wine represents a selection of the finest lots in the cellar as the sources are the same as for the Cuvee de Mon Aieul, although a large component of Deux Freres is from the Usseglio holdings in the sector of Chateauneuf du Pape called La Crau. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2022+.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,103.70
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €555.30
2015

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96+)

The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres is more backward and structured, yet offers serious amounts of darker fruits, currants, smoked herbs, roasted meats and licorice aromas and flavors. Like the Cuvée Mon Aïeul, this cuvée sees plenty of stems, yet they’re beautifully integrated and balanced by masses of fruit. Full-bodied, concentrated, incredibly well textured and balanced, with bright acidity, forget bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following 15-20 years.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 6x75cl 3 96+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €555.30
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,124.10
2016

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2016 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

A deeper, darker color compared to the Mon Aïeul, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres is also 100% Grenache that was completely destemmed and brought up all in wood, with 20% being new. This cuvée is always a selection of the best lots in the cellar. Crème de cassis, blackberries, white flowers, candle wax, cured meats, street market and spice nuances all soar from the glass of this awesome wine. Deep, incredibly full-bodied, and powerful, yet also light on its feet and graceful, with elegant tannin, it's an extraordinary wine that's going to benefit from short-term cellaring and cruise for two decades.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,124.10
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €340.00
2016

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (94)

While voluptuous in body, this rich, densely fruity red offers luscious black-plum and dried strawberry flavors offset by a mineral freshness and subtle notes of porcini mushroom and crushed earth. An enveloping wine, it's seductive already and likely to gain complexity through 2030
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Rhone 12x75cl 1 94 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €340.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €163.00
2016

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (94)

While voluptuous in body, this rich, densely fruity red offers luscious black-plum and dried strawberry flavors offset by a mineral freshness and subtle notes of porcini mushroom and crushed earth. An enveloping wine, it's seductive already and likely to gain complexity through 2030
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 6x75cl 1 94 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €163.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €511.00
2016

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2016 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Getting more than one exclamation in the notes, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de Mon Aïeul is a deep, rich yet vibrant red that offers a kaleidoscope of kirsch liqueur, garrigue, crushed flowers, Asian spices, and cured meats. It's more opulent and sexier than the 2010, fresher and purer than the 2007, has deep, full-bodied aromas and flavors, and a huge finish. It's a sensational, heavenly Châteauneuf-du-Pape that tops out my scale. This cuvée is 100% Grenache that was not destemmed and was aged in 20% demi-muids and the balance in concrete tanks.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €511.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €411.00
2017

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2017 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97)

As always, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée De Mon Aïeul is all Grenache (from La Serres, La Crau, and La Guigasse) that was not destemmed and was brought up all in used demi-muids. It's an extraordinary wine, offering a mammoth bouquet of kirsch liqueur, black raspberries, ground pepper, white flowers, and spice. Full-bodied, concentrated, and opulent on the palate, with silky tannins, it's not going to match the 2010 or 2016, but t’s a magical, elegant, layered wine that does everything right.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Rhone 6x75cl 8 97 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €411.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Not For You 2016 (1x75cl)
In Bond: €457.00
2016

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Not For You 2016 (1x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

There's a single barrel of the 2016 Châteauneuf Du Pape Not For You, which is 100% Grenache from the Les Serres lieu-dit from the oldest vines of the estate. It wasn’t destemmed and spent two years in a neutral barrel. It offers an incredible bouquet of kirsch, blackberries, incense, white flowers, garrigue and spice that develops beautifully with time in the glass. Rich, powerful, full-bodied, and concentrated, it nevertheless glides over the palate with no weight, ultra-fine tannins, and a singular, exotic, lengthy style.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 1x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €457.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2001 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €905.00
2001

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2001 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Freres elicits “wows”. Aged 60% in neutral wood foudres and 40% in one, two, and three-year old Burgundy barrels, this 2001, which tips the scales at an awesome 16.2% natural alcohol, boasts an inky/purple color along with a sensationally pure bouquet of blackberries, graphite, acacia flowers, licorice, and sweet kirsch liqueur. Unctuously textured and full-bodied, with high tannin as well as a closed personality, this prodigious yet fabulous Chateauneuf du Pape is a potential legend in the making. It requires 3-5 years of cellaring, and should keep for two decades. The texture, purity, and magnificent concentration suggest tiny yields, old vines, and non-interventionalistic winemaking. By the way, this wine represents a selection of the finest lots in the cellar as the sources are the same as for the Cuvee de Mon Aieul, although a large component of Deux Freres is from the Usseglio holdings in the sector of Chateauneuf du Pape called La Crau. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2022+.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €905.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €448.00
2015

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (96+)

The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres is more backward and structured, yet offers serious amounts of darker fruits, currants, smoked herbs, roasted meats and licorice aromas and flavors. Like the Cuvée Mon Aïeul, this cuvée sees plenty of stems, yet they’re beautifully integrated and balanced by masses of fruit. Full-bodied, concentrated, incredibly well textured and balanced, with bright acidity, forget bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following 15-20 years.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 6x75cl 3 96+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €448.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €922.00
2016

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2016 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

A deeper, darker color compared to the Mon Aïeul, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres is also 100% Grenache that was completely destemmed and brought up all in wood, with 20% being new. This cuvée is always a selection of the best lots in the cellar. Crème de cassis, blackberries, white flowers, candle wax, cured meats, street market and spice nuances all soar from the glass of this awesome wine. Deep, incredibly full-bodied, and powerful, yet also light on its feet and graceful, with elegant tannin, it's an extraordinary wine that's going to benefit from short-term cellaring and cruise for two decades.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €922.00

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