Chateau Simian - Another HOT Chateauneuf-du-Pape Producer in our Portfolio

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Our third new Chateauneuf-du-Pape domaine - Chateau Simian - 

Another HOT Property!


Chateau Simian is located in Piolenc at the foot of the Massif d'Uchaux not far from the town of Orange.

Marcelle Ladret inherited Chateau Simian from Sophie Simian in 1920. With her husband they renovated and expanded the vineyards. Their daughter Madeleine married Yves Serguier, a young winemaker from Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Successive generations have expanded the estate to around 27 hectares of which 5.8 hectares are in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The vineyards are in three lieu-dits located at the very north of the appellation: Cabrieres, La Bertaude and Palestor.

Agriculture Biologique All of the vineyards are grown organically and biodynamically.

They produce two red Chateauneuf-du-Papes - Les Traversier which is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% each Mourvedre and Cinsault and Grandes Grenachieres d'Hippolyte which is a blend of 95% Grenache (80+ year old vines) and 5% mixed varieties. Only about 4,000 bottles of this prestige cuvee are produced. They also have a very interesting Cotes-du-Rhone Villages.
I know from experience the wine that interest my clients is the Prestige Cuvee Grandes Grenachieres d'Hippolyte. It is a rare wine (only 4,000 bottles as mentioned above). Robert Parker describes it as "an amazing wine". We have been fortunate to be allocated some 2009 and 2010 in both bottle and MAGNUM! If you love ancient vine Grenache this wine is a must-have.
Our Pre Arrival Prices save you at least 15% on the landed prices. If you want some of the top cuvees please act quickly.
Grandes Grenachieres d'Hippolyte 2009
750ml bottle Normal Price $157.95
Pre Arrival Price $133.95
1500ml MAGNUM Normal Price $319.95
Pre Arrival Price $271.95
Simian Grenachieres 2009 Stephen Tanzer: 
Full ruby. Black raspberry, incense, potpourri and exotic spices on the intensely aromatic nose. Vibrant and precise but deeply concentrated too, offering juicy red and dark berry flavors that show liqueur-like power but an almost shockingly fresh quality as well. Finishes with gentle tannic grip and outstanding cut and persistence, leaving notes of candied red fruit and star anise behind. 93 Points
Grandes Grenachieres d'Hippolyte 2010
750ml bottle Normal Price $157.95 
Pre Arrival Price $133.95 
1500ml MAGNUM Normal Price $319.95 
Pre Arrival Price $271.95 
Simian Hippolytes 2010 The Rhone Report: 
An incredible old vine cuvée (95% Grenache and 5% assorted varieties, from vines planted in 1888 and 1948) that's aged all in tank, the 2010 Château Simian Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Grandes Grenachieres d'Hippolyte offers up a pure, essence of Grenache-like profile of sweet black raspberries, lavender, melted licorice, and assorted wild flower like aromas and flavors. Voluptuous, hedonistic, and with layers of sweet fruit, it flows onto the palate with no hard edges, awesome purity of fruit, and masses of sweet, velvety tannin. Full-bodied and incredibly concentration and rich through the mid-palate, it stays gorgeously focused and clean on the finish. It's knockout stuff that should shine for upwards of two decades. Decant if drinking anytime soon. 96 Points
Click here to read more about Chateau Simian, view additional tasting notes and to order on line.


You may also order by email to or by telephone (03) 9326 5737.




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PO Box 5012


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Phone: (03) 9326 5737

Fax: (03) 9326 6744


Simian Traversier 2009 Label


Chateau Simian Chateauneuf-du-Pape Le Traversier Red and White

Save an extra $10 a bottle!


Le Traversier is the Traditional Red and White cuvee from Chateau Simian.


The Red and White cuvees are blends of traditional Rhone varieties.


Until 5pm Friday 26 April 2013 we offer the 2009 and 2010 Reds and 2011 White at very special prices.


Our Normal Landed Price will be $65.95 a bottle and regular Pre Arrival Price $55.95.


Save an extra $10.00 a bottle until this Friday. That makes these wines incredible value.


Your choice of Le Traversier just


$45.95 a bottle
Magnums of the Reds just $91.95 each!


These wines are great value. To read tasting notes and order on line click here.


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