Our philosophy: sensitive wines

As winegrowers, our philosophy for sensitive wines: respect for the women and for the men who work with us, respect for the soils, environmental protection of our land and respect for the wine.



Le temps du partage du vin à l'occasion d'une pause bien méritée pendant les vendanges d'une parcelle de Syrah. Avec Karine, Daniel et Nicolas

Dream of a lifetime

Our story is that of two agronomists who decided to return to the land of their forefathers, to take over the family estate. Is our adventure a dream? Perhaps, but above all it is based on a desire to build something that will last over the years. As the 7th generation of a family of winegrowers, we make our wines in a building that was carved out of the rock over a century ago; the vines that we are planting will give of their best in forty years. What we are doing today will live on beyond our lifetime.

Une drôle de chenille !
En direct du jardin : un joli panier
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Life in our vineyard

We have firmly-held beliefs about the way we farm our vines. The work carried out in the vineyard is done with the aim of boosting the life in our vines. Since taking over in 2000, we have gradually converted to organic agriculture; this has happened in two stages. The first was in 2001, when we stopped using artificial fertilisers, replacing them with organic matter which nourishes the soil and thus, indirectly, the vines. A second stage was in 2010, when we stopped using synthetic molecule weedkiller, fungicides and insecticides.

Nicolas dans ses oeuvres : la tonte du bellier

Un très gros papillon

Travail aux interceps dans le respect de la vie des sols

Life in our wines

The vine’s variety or its age doesn’t define the potential in terms of quality. A large number of physical parameters make each parcel of vines quite unique: the density with which it has been planted, the exposure and slope, the composition of the soil and its degree of stoniness. But does this mean that it is possible to assess the potential of a parcel just by looking at it closely? It’s not that simple. There are more subtle factors to take into account: for example, the empiric knowledge acquired via many harvests, the tasting of the grapes throughout their ripening phase, and the tasting of the must throughout the vinification process. Our awareness and sensitivity is our most valuable tool, throughout the whole winemaking process; we only make the style of wine that we love ourselves.

 

Dur dur pour ce porteur qui a besoin d'un coup de main !

Un joli seau de Mourvèdre bien mur. Excellent raisin = excellent vin.

Big bisou dans les vignes pour ces deux porteurs amoureux