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 2012 (12x75cl)
HK$3,215.00
2012

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

A pretty, elegant and medium-bodied effort, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape (80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the balance Mourvedre and Cinsault) offers plenty of black raspberry, toasted spice, licorice and hints of garrigue. A sweetly fruited, rounded and beautifully textured 2012, it has an upfront feel that allows it to drink nicely now, but it will have 10-12 years of longevity based on its balance.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Rhone 12x75cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$3,215.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 (12x75cl)
HK$3,790.00
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
In Stock in Singapore

Rhone 12x75cl 2 94 (WE) Read Review/Description HK$3,790.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017 (6x75cl)
HK$1,590.00
2017

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

Wine Advocate (92-94)

From yields that averaged under 20 hectoliters per hectare, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape is a lush, full-bodied beast, loaded with plummy fruit and shadings of licorice and peppery spice. It's got less Grenache than usual in the blend, being comprised of 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Rhone 6x75cl 1 92-94 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$1,590.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019 (6x75cl)
HK$1,735.00
2019

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (94)

Mostly Grenache yet with 15% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, with 10% Cinsault, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape boasts a vivid purple hue as well as a complex bouquet of red, blue, and black fruits as well as notes of flowers, spice, and peppery garrigue. It actually reminds me of the Cuvée Mon Aïeul with its ripe yet elegant profile. Full-bodied, balanced, and lengthy, it’s going to offer loads of pleasure over the coming 10-15 years.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Rhone 6x75cl 1 94 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$1,735.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2016 (6x150cl)
HK$12,095.00
2016

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2016 (6x150cl)

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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Rhone 6x150cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$12,095.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2016 (6x75cl)
HK$4,565.00
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 United Kingdom

Rhone 6x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$4,565.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2017 (6x75cl)
HK$4,100.00
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.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Rhone 6x75cl 1 97 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$4,100.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$4,300.00
2018

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2018 (6x75cl)
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Rhone 6x75cl 1 - HK$4,300.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2019 (6x75cl)
HK$4,625.00
2019

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

One of the top handful of wines in the vintage, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée De Mon Aïeul is all Grenache, from the different terroirs (one sand, one clay, and one limestone) that was 50% destemmed and aged all in older demi-muids. Reminding me of the 2007 with its incredible perfume of ripe black raspberries, strawberries, flowery incense, peppery and Provençal garrigue, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a round, expansive texture, gorgeous tannins, and a blockbuster of a finish. A wine of incredibly purity, precision, and elegance, yet also with power and opulence, this sensational effort is in need of 3-4 years of bottle age and will keep for two decades.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Rhone 6x75cl 1 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description HK$4,625.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Not For You 2016 (1x75cl)
HK$3,750.00
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 United Kingdom

Rhone 1x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$3,750.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Part Anges 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$3,795.00
2018

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Part Anges 2018 (6x75cl)
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Rhone 6x75cl 1 - HK$3,795.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2007 (6x75cl)
HK$12,685.00
2007

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2007 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

One of the wines of this incredible vintage is unquestionably the 300-case 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Freres from the Usseglio brothers. A big bruiser of a wine that has a huge core of cassis and black currant fruit, it gets more and more elegant with time in the glass and offers complex notes of roasted meats, garrigue, beef blood, licorice and truffle. Made from 100% Grenache aged mostly in new barrels, it’s absorbed every trace of its elevage and is just a sensational Chateauneuf du Pape to drink over the coming 10-15 years.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$12,685.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2015 (6x75cl)
HK$3,830.00
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 United Kingdom

Rhone 6x75cl 3 96+ (JD) Read Review/Description HK$3,830.00
Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2019 (6x75cl)
HK$7,390.00
2019

Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Freres 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

While the 2020 will include a splash of Syrah, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Réserve Des Deux Frères is its normal 100% Grenache and is a selection made in the cellar. In 2019, it ended up being roughly 30% new oak, and I think there were some stems included as well. It’s another magical wine from this estate, boasting a dense purple hue as well as a perfume of black raspberries, cassis, blueberry liqueur, spring flowers, toasted bread, and lavender. Full-bodied on the palate, with an incredible mouthfeel, riveting purity, and ultra-fine tannins, it’s unquestionably one of the all-time greats of this cuvée. Give bottles 3-4 years and enjoy over the following two decades or more.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Rhone 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description HK$7,390.00

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