Chateauneuf du Pape

The origin of the name Vieux Lazaret dates back to the 18th century when there existed in the centre of the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape a hospice or Lazaret. This offered comfort and shelter for the poor and infirm, provided by the Lazarists; A silent order of monks founded in 1625 by St Vincent de Paul to look after the sick and the needy in the French countryside. The buildings fell into disuse and were sold by the Commune during the 19th century to the Quiot family and used as agricultural buildings. Being situated in the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and close to other properties owned by the Quiot family, these original buildings have today been extended and modernised, and now form the main centre of the agricultural activities of Vignobles Jérôme Quiot. This is largest estate in Chateauneuf du Pape covering over 250 acres in 35 different parcels, with consequent complexity of soil types. Up to date winemaking techniques coupled with rigorous selection produce harmonious wines of great generosity Read more »

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