Domaine Usseglio is family-owned and dates back to 1948. That year, the grandfather, Francis Usseglio, leaves Italy to work in Châteauneuf-du-Pape as a vineyard-worker. His first crop came out of the press in 1949.
This renowned estate is now managed by brothers Thierry and Jean-Pierre Usseglio, who share their time between cellar and vineyard. After taking over the estate of their father, Pierre, in 1998, these diligent brothers gradually modernised the cellars. They sought to improve quality without compromising the traditional style adopted by their father.
The vineyard covers 39 hectares: 24 hectares of red Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 1 hectare of white Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 6 hectares of red Lirac, 6 hectares of Côtes-du-Rhône and 2 hectares of Vin de France.
L'Unique is a blend of Grenache (40%), Syrah (20%), Mourvèdre (20%), Marselan (15%) and Merlot (5%) which has been macerated for 25 days in stainless steel vats and thermos-regulated concrete. The aging lasts 6 months in concrete vats before being bottled in the spring.