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“Remain close to the source in order to better understand the constraints, but also harness its potential.” This maxim guides Ogier’s principles in producing some of the most awarded wines from the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. The estate’s vineyards are spread throughout several small valleys, covered in its hallmark round pebbles and stones. By reflecting the sun’s heat, this stony soil enables grapes to retain exceptional levels of ripeness to produce large-bodied and complex wines that make Ogier one of the foremost houses in the Rhône Valley.
This cuvée is named after Jeanne of Naples, Countess of Provence, known as “La Reine Jeanne”, sold the City of Avignon to Clement VI, who absolved her of any suspicion of involvement in her first husband’s assassination. She in turn supported the Pope of Avignon during the Papal Schism. Reine Jeanne reflects the character of such a strongwilled, passionate woman.