A VINEYARD BLESSED BY THE GODS
The majority of the 42 Ha (100 acre) vineyard features 70+ year old vines of Grenache noir, Cinsault and Carignan. The rest is Mourvèdre and Syrah. All the grapes thrive on this excellent schist terroir. The property is entirely situation within the Faugères appellation.
Faugères is a small appellation very well-regarded for its red wines. It’s the only Languedoc appellation with a homogenous terroir throughout. Here, schist is king. This very infertile rock drains water, making roots go very deep into the soil to find it, down to fractures in the bedrock. This unique features makes the vines very resistant to drought. Schist also absorbs and stores heat during the day, slowly releasing it back at night, which promotes healthy grape ripening.
In Faugères, this means controlling the terroir’s concentration to favor freshness and create excellent Languedoc wines.
Each grape varietal has its own personality, but our style of wines is more fruit-forward, fresh, expressive and just lightly oaked for the red.
If you would like to know more, click on a wine to see it’s technical sheet, but as the name suggests, it’s not that funny.
We do all that we can in order to ensure a better future for our planet.
The brother and sister, accompanied by their father Bernard, were looking for a superb red wine terroir.
They found exactly this in Adouzes with its rare schist soil and an exceptional old vine vineyard.
They took over from Jean-Claude Estève who did a remarkable job over many years.