Cuvée Exceptionnelle Red 2016

In our Cuvée Exceptionnelle Domaine du Vieux Lazaret, we are seeking elegance, finesse and balance. The Quintessence of an Exceptional vintage.


At the beginning of the 19th century, the Quiot Family bought an old Lazaret (a hospice run by religious Lazarists who play a very important part at the time of the 1720 plague, when a third of the village population died) and built up a proper domaine by linking up plots owned on the commune. The « Domaine du Vieux Lazaret », built up over three centuries, by marriage, purchase and distribution, has this name since 1915.
This cuvee is not produced every year. The years of production must be from a beautiful vintage, on all our products, in order for our Cuvée Exceptionnelle to be a quintessence and not a qualitative extraction. The organoleptic and ageing potential of this cuvee must be conform, throughout the ageing, in order for this blend to be named Cuvée Exceptionnelle.
In the vineyard
Our Cuvée Exceptionnelle does not come from a specific plot. It is named after the cellar selection and ageing work.
During the vinification period, on all our cuvee, some will be approached to become “Cuvée Exceptionnelle”. Following specific ageing in concrete vats, then in barrels for about one year each, only a small volume will finalize its selection and become the Cuvée Exceptionnelle after numerous tastings. The rest of the approached volume but not “elected” will be blend with our traditional cuvee from Domaine du Vieux Lazaret.
Grenache noir - 歌海娜
Syrah - 西拉
Alcohol content : 15 % vol.


Chambered, at room temperature.
It may be better to decant it depending on the vintage.
Ageing potential
5 to 10 years, 10 to 15 years, Over 15 years
Deep garnet colour.
Notes of red cherry, plum and blueberry with a hint of violet and dried roses.
Long, soft, well-rounded finish.
The key words are length and elegance.
With age, the color and aromas are changing. Wine is an evolving and living product. If you enjoy old vintages, this wine will be perfect for you.
Food pairings
Dishes containing truffles, porcini mushrooms and game.


90/100 - OR / GOLD
"A complex and surprisingly youthful Chateauneuf with savory, minty and peppery notes, as well as damson plums. Impressive tannin structure within the rich body, the lively acidity giving the long, focused finish a lot of drive. Excellent aging potential"