For five generations the Courtil family has been a family of traditional vignerons. Since 1969, Claude Courtil (seen in above photo) has been at the helm of Clos des Brusquières. Claude was only 18 when he inherited the domaine from his late father. This makes him one of the most experienced producers in all of Châteauneuf-du-Pape! Having to start at such a young age and all by himself, Claude was lucky to have an experienced and knowledgeable cousin in the form of Henri Bonneau. Henri showed young Claude the ropes and today we can still see the impact Henri has made at Clos des Brusquières.
The name of the domaine is derived from a parcel in the northwest of the appellation called “Les Brusquières.” Claude’s grandfather deposed the name Clos des Brusquières in 1926. Today, Claude is aided by his wife, affectionately nicknamed ‘Nanou,’ and their two sons, David and Jerome.
There is only one wine produced at Clos des Brusquieres. A traditional blend of the 13 varietals permitted in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. No 'special cuvees.' No white wine. The Courtils prefer to be 100% focused on producing the single best wine they can year in, year out. Can't ask for much more than that!