Behind our wine store, our winemakers from Languedoc Roussillon region
What is Languedoc Roussillon?
These two wine regions are among the oldest in France. Today, they provide more than a third of national production. Their wines deserve to be rediscovered. Red wines are usually powerful and generous (Languedoc) and fine and light (Roussillon). White wines are full and fate (Languedoc).
Climate: the vineyards enjoy a Mediterranean-type climate with hot, dry, particularly sunny summers and mild winters.
Soils: in the vineyards of Languedoc, the soils are very diverse (shale, rolled pebbles, sandstone, marl, limestone and alluvium). In the Roussillon vineyard, there are black and brown shales, granitic arenas and clay-limestone soils.
Their History has started with an idea "Together, we will be stronger". Since, the winegrowers of Baixas, jewels of Catalan viticulture, have been able to make their vineyards and production tools prosper and perpetuate. It is in this spirit of solidarity and excellence that our cellar was born. Very quickly, the circle widened, solidarity made everyone's efforts bear fruit and the winery's notoriety spread beyond the limits of Roussillon. Our collective of winegrowers clearly remembered this duty of solidarity between men when they chose in 1985, as a mark of recognition of their best wines (Dom Brial). DOM BRIAL, a Dominican father born in Roussillon, bequeathed a perpetual annuity to the communes of Baixas and Pia so that they each maintain a school for the poorest children.
The winegrowers of Baixas, jewels of Catalan viticulture, have been able to make their vineyard and production tool prosper and perpetuate. They were able to attract and train with them 3 neighboring cooperatives who shared their vision and business strategy.
Today, we represent 247 winegrowers (pictures below) who passionately cultivate 2100 hectares.
Located 30 km from Montpellier on the terroir of Aniane and the Larzac terraces, the Domaine de la Grande Sieste is a wine estate managed by Leticia and Boris LECLERCQ .
After three years in conversion, 2019 is the year of Organic Agriculture certification! The vines are treated rigorously and respectful of nature.
Their enjoyable wines:
Located in the heart of the Languedoc region, in Occitania, and very close to the Thau lagoon, the Domaine de Petit Roubié has been certified Organic Agriculture (ECOCERT certification) since 1985, which makes it a pioneer in this type of cultivation.
Operating 80 hectares of land spread between the communes of Pinet, Florensac, Marseillan, Castelnau de Guers and Mèze, the Domaine de Petit Roubié is involved in the preservation of the fauna and flora that are so important to our environment.
"Its terroir is the sea", this slogan of the Picpoul de Pinet appellation fits perfectly with the white wine of the same name and evokes in turn the honeyed white flowers that grow at the foot of the Piquepoule stumps, the smell of white citrus fruits and white peaches that mix with the salty and iodized scents of the sea spray that rises from the sea to the upper slopes of the Thau Lagoon. A wide range of fresh, colorful, fruity wines:
Every year the Domaine de Petit Roubié is committed to offering you the best quality wines certified by the ECOCERT label.
Minervois - Terres Georges domain
They work on a 12 hectare farm. This small area allows them to be present from the vine to the cellar. Working the land with respect is essential for them. The entire estate is managed with the greatest rigor: short pruning, quality trellising (optimization of leaf area and aeration), green work (debudding, leaf stripping, green harvesting if necessary, manual harvesting, small yields).
Attentive to the life of the soil, a controlled natural grass covers our vineyard on the one hand to promote microbiological activity and on the other hand for a natural competition with the vine.