A fantastic Cinderella, rags-to-riches story is at the origin of Château Simian. At around 1920, Sophie Simian, having no direct successor, left her vines to a dedicated worker, Marcelle. Marcelle went on to grow the vineyard with her husband, and their daughter married Yves Serguier in 1955, who was already a grower. In 1981 Yves’ son, Jean Pierre took over his family’s estate and realized the dream of four generations of winemakers: the maturing and bottling of wine on his own estate. Today, Château Simian has three generations working side by side: Yves, Jean-Pierre, and his son Florian.
The estate owns twenty-five hectares of vineyards, six of them in Chateauneuf du Pape.
Certified Biodynamic, and practicing since 2008. The vines haven’t seen herbicide since 1994.
Certification: Certified Biodynamic
Varietals: Grenache 70% – Syrah 20% – Cinsaut 5% – Mourvedre 5%
Vinification Method: Hand harvested, destemmed before being crushed and put into cement tank. Macerated of 20 days with daily punch-downs. The wine is moved into demi-muids after the winter and spends 8 months there before going back into cement tank. The wine is bottled the second spring after harvest.