The Domaine consists of 11ha (27acres) of vines planted on a variety of slopes between 80 and 150m above sea level. The soil type is called Aalenien and it originated in the Jurassic period. It is unique to the Languedoc, being made up of quartz, schist, granite and marl.
Our vines are treated with great care. The dry and windy Mediterranean climate means that treatments can be kept to a minimum. We have worked 100% organically since 2009 and obtained our Ecocert certification in 2012. We let the natural flora to grow in alternate vine rows in order to promote a rich and diverse ecosystem. Every 3 years each parcel is treated to a home-made compost consisting of grape skins, horse manure and straw. This philosophy gives us live soils where all of the organisms live in symbiosis with one another.
In the cellar we pump the wine as little as possible, using gravity as much as we can. The grapes are hand-picked into small containers and arrive at the cellar in optimum condition. They are fermented in modern unlined concrete tanks or oak barrels for a small percentage of our white and red wine. The wines are aged in oak barrels of 225, 300 and 500 litres capacity, as well as in concrete tank.
Our red varieties syrah, grenache noir, mourvèdre and cabernet sauvignon. The white wine is made from grenache blanc, marsanne and roussanne. To offset these traditional varieties we have top-grafted 300 vines of Sangiovese and 300 vines of Petit Verdot with the aim of releasing micro-cuvées as of the end of 2015. We keep our yields low and produce limited quantities of each wine. We are part of the Outsiders, a group of 12 like-minded producers in the Languedoc-Roussillon all creating exciting wines which make full use of the region's highly diverse soil-types, grape varieties and climatic conditions.