Raymond, not to be confused with Pierre, Usseglio lives on the edge of the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, on the road to Courthezon. Half his vines are situated near that road in the lieu-dit "La Crau" and the other half on the hill across the road from the actual ruins of the new castle of the Pope (Chateauneuf du Pape). He has the good fortune to have very old vines. The average age for his Chateauneuf vines is between 50 and 60 years old, and the Cuvee Imperiale is 100-year old vines. My principal selection from his various cuvees bears the name Girard, and was bottled for us without any filtration. Grenache comprises about 70% of the blend, Mourvedre most of the balance, with Syrah and a field blend of old vines, the remainder. Raymondís son, Stephane, is now joining him and their already excellent wines appear to be getting even greater. Stephane also vinifies for us a small amount of Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc in barrique, and we are now taking all of the Roussanne pur that he can vinify for us. This is a domaine to watch.