Our complete range

We love wine. Lots of different kinds of wine. And we’re blessed with being in a part of the world where the range of climates, slopes, altitudes and soils allow us to grow lots of different grapes and to produce a surprisingly broad selection of red, white, pink and sparkling wines.

Sauvignon Blanc

grape variety 97% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Marsanne
Appellation IGP Pays d'Oc
Region Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon
Oak Maturation Nil
Cellaring potential 3 Years
Alcohol 12.5%
Acidity 4.1g/L
PH 3.3
Residual sugar <2 g/L
Climate Mediterranean
Altitude 150m
Exposition & Soil Clay and limestone terraces
Vine Age 15 years
density 4 000 Vines/Ha
yield Low - 80HL/HA
Harvest Mechanical Harvesting at night to maintain freshness

Sauvignon Blanc Key Facts

  • Great with food or by itself
  • Unusual blend that adds a note of Marsanne richness to the grassy Sauvignon Blanc
  • NEW WAVE FRENCH WINE, COMBINING FRENCH REGIONAL CHARACTER WITH NEW WORLD ACCESSIBILITY
  • The first and still one of the only blends of this kind to be produced in the region
  • FROM ONE OF THE OLDEST WINE REGIONS IN FRANCE (THE ROMANS MADE WINE HERE)

Vineyard Notes

Years of experience have allowed us to identify those Languedoc vineyards, where the Sauvignon grape displays its most intense characters.

Winemaking Notes

The grapes were cold macerated then pressed, cold settled before fermentation. A small amount of Marsanne added richness and complexity.

Tasting Notes

The blending of a little Marsanne in with the Sauvignon has made this a very interesting wine with a refreshingly grassy green fig, papaya and lychee notes to go with the characteristic Sauvignon capsicum gooseberry flavours.

Food Style

Great by itself or to accompany all fish and white meat dishes. Will work especially well with seafood. Delicious by itself.

Viognier

grape variety 85% Viognier, 15% Chardonnay
Appellation IGP Pays d'Oc
Region Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon
Oak Maturation Nil
Cellaring potential 3 years
Alcohol 13%
Acidity 3.8 g/L
PH 3.4
Residual sugar 3 g/L
Climate Mediterranean
Altitude 200m
Exposition & Soil Clay and limestone slopes
Vine Age 15 years
density 4 000 vines/ha
yield Low - 70hl/ha
Harvest Mechanical harvesting at night to maintain freshness

Viognier Key Facts

  • From some of the best Viognier vineyards in the region
  • Great with food or by itself
  • Unusual blend that adds a note of Chardonnay freshness to the floral, exotic Viognier
  • NEW WAVE FRENCH WINE, COMBINING FRENCH REGIONAL CHARACTER WITH NEW WORLD ACCESSIBILITY
  • The first and still one of the only blends of this kind to be produced in the region
  • FROM ONE OF THE OLDEST WINE REGIONS IN FRANCE (THE ROMANS MADE WINE HERE)

Vineyard Notes

We have selected vineyards in the area of Carcassonne and the Minervois based on grape flavour and yield. The wines are produced and bottled in association with Celliers Jean d'Alibert.

Winemaking Notes

The grapes were cold macerated then pressed, cold settled before fermentation. No malolactic fermentation took place.

Tasting Notes

Viogniers are often over-oaked. We wanted our wine to display the floral, exotic of this grape and it was crucial that it would be a great accompaniment to food. So we added 15% Chardonnay grapes to the blend, giving the wine extra freshness, and to go with its delightful mango and apricot flavours. The wine saw no oak. A truly classy example of this variety.

Food Style

Great with oriental food, by itself or with all fish and white meat dishes.

Minervois Blanc

grape variety 100% Marsanne
Appellation AOP
Region Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon
Oak Maturation 30% was matured in French barrels
Cellaring potential 3 years
Alcohol 13%
Acidity 4.2 g/l
PH 3.35
Residual sugar 1/g/l
Climate Mediterranean
Altitude 250m
Exposition & Soil Clay and limestone terraces
Vine Age 20 years
density 4 000 vines/ha
yield Low-40hl/ha
Harvest Mechanical harvesting at night to maintain freshness

Minervois Blanc Key Facts

  • Subtle use of oak
  • Great with food or by itself
  • NEW WAVE FRENCH WINE, COMBINING FRENCH REGIONAL CHARACTER WITH NEW WORLD ACCESSIBILITY
  • FROM ONE OF THE OLDEST WINE REGIONS IN FRANCE (THE ROMANS MADE WINE HERE)

Vineyard Notes

We have selected vineyards in the classic areas of the Minervois where the Marsanne performs at its best. The wines are produced and bottled in association with Celliers Jean d'Alibert.

Winemaking Notes

The grapes were cold macerated then pressed, cold settled before fermentation. 30% were fermented in French oak barrels, and remained on lees in barrel, with some stirring, for six months.

Tasting Notes

This is an unusually perfumed example of white wine from this region, with a creamy texture, appley, limey fruit and a lovely hint of floral perfume. The oak is subtly in the background.

Food Style

Freshly enjoyable by itself, this is perfect seafood wine but has enough character to match light red meat dishes.

Cabernet Sauvignon

grape variety 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Shiraz
Appellation IGP Pays d'Oc
Region Vineyards around Puichéric, Jouarres-Homps and the hilly areas of Caunes-Trausse, Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon
Oak Maturation 6 months barrel-aged in French oak and American oak
Cellaring potential 3 Years
Alcohol 13.5%
Acidity 3.3g/l
PH 3.71
Residual sugar 5g/l
Climate Mediterranean
Altitude 100-400m
Exposition & Soil Alluvial slopes for the Cabernet, clay and limestone terraces for the Syrah
Vine Age 20 years
density 4 000 vines/ha
yield Low-70hl/ha
Harvest Mechanical harvesting at night to maintain freshness

Cabernet Sauvignon Key Facts

  • A pioneering wine for the region, but a revival of the old tradition of adding hermitage made from Syrah to Château Lafite and other Bordeaux made from Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Subtle use of oak
  • NEW WAVE FRENCH WINE, COMBINING FRENCH REGIONAL CHARACTER WITH NEW WORLD ACCESSIBILITY
  • FROM ONE OF THE OLDEST WINE REGIONS IN FRANCE (THE ROMANS MADE WINE HERE)

Vineyard Notes

The grapes, selected from low yielding vines, come from the areas of Carcassonne and the Minervois, in association with Celliers Jean d'Alibert.

Winemaking Notes

The two varieties were vinified separately. Both went through a period of cold soak. fermentation on skins lasted 2 weeks prior to pressing. There was very limited use of press wine.

Tasting Notes

The blend of rich blackcurranty Cabernet and brambley, gently peppery Syrah makes this a very distinctive wine. The vanilla character of the oak is present but subtle, and the tannins are softer than in many Cabernets. A very luxurious drink; silky and satisfying.

Food Style

Good with a range of red meat dishes, but its soft fruity character makes this an attractive wine to drink by itself.

Chardonnay

grape variety 85% Chardonnay, 15% Viognier
Appellation IGP Pays d'Oc
Region Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon
Oak Maturation 30% was matured in French and American barrels. The remainder, including the Viognier, was unoaked.
Cellaring potential 3 Years
Alcohol 13%
Acidity 3.7g/l
PH 3.5
Residual sugar 3g/l
Climate Mediterranean
Altitude 150m
Exposition & Soil Clay and limestone terraces
Vine Age 15 years
density 4 000 vines/ha
yield Low-60hl/ha
Harvest Mechanical harvesting at night to maintain freshness

Chardonnay Key Facts

  • Subtle use of oak
  • Great with food or by itself
  • Unusual blend that adds a note of Viognier spice to Chardonnay
  • NEW WAVE FRENCH WINE, COMBINING FRENCH REGIONAL CHARACTER WITH NEW WORLD ACCESSIBILITY
  • FROM ONE OF THE OLDEST WINE REGIONS IN FRANCE (THE ROMANS MADE WINE HERE)

Vineyard Notes

We have selected vineyards in the area of Carcassonne and the Minervois based on grape flavour and yield. The wines are produced and bottled in association with Celliers Jean d'Alibert.

Winemaking Notes

The grapes were cold macerated then pressed, cold settled before fermentation. 30% of the Chardonnay was fermented in French and American oak barrels, and remained on lees in barrel, with some stirring, for six months.

Tasting Notes

Chardonnays come in many styles, from light and minerally to rich, buttery and oaky. We wanted to make a Chardonnay that was satisfying, yet fresh, and with a sufficiently interesting flavour to capture the imagination. From the outset, it was crucial that it would be a great accompaniment to food. This is a fresh, pine-appley wine, with a subtle hint of oak and a touch of mango and ginger

Food Style

Great by itself or to accompanyall fish and white meat dishes. Will work well with oriental food.

Malbec

grape variety 100% Malbec
Appellation IGP Pays d'Oc
Region Village of Homps & Pépieux, Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon
Oak Maturation 20% was matured in French and American Oak barrels.
Cellaring potential 3 Years
Alcohol 13%
Acidity 3.45g/l
PH 3.65
Residual sugar 4g/l
Climate Mediterranean
Altitude 150m
Exposition & Soil Alluvial slopes
Vine Age 20 Years
density 4 000 vines/ha
yield Low-80hl/ha
Harvest Mechanical harvesting at night to maintain freshness

Malbec Key Facts

  • 2010 is the first release
  • Subtle use of oak
  • NEW WAVE FRENCH WINE, COMBINING FRENCH REGIONAL CHARACTER WITH NEW WORLD ACCESSIBILITY
  • FROM ONE OF THE OLDEST WINE REGIONS IN FRANCE (THE ROMANS MADE WINE HERE)

Vineyard Notes

The vineyards, selecetd from low yielding vines, come from the areas of Carcassonne and the Minervois, in association with Celliers Jean d'Alibert.

Winemaking Notes

The wine went through a period of cold soak. Fermentation on skins lasted 2 weeks prior to pressing. There was very limited use of press wine.

Tasting Notes

Deeply coloured, soft, plummy and cherryish, with hints of violet. The use of oak is deliberately light to maintain the fruity, easy drinkability of the wine. A great marriage of the fruity appeal of Argentine Malbec with the subtler, more structured and mineral-noted examples from Cahors in France.

Food Style

Perfect with all full-flavoured meat dishes, and is as ideal with traditional French cuisine as more international dishes.

Minervois Rouge

grape variety 90% Syrah, 10% Grenache
Appellation AOP Minervois
Region "Petit Causse", La Livinière, Languedoc Roussillon
Oak Maturation 100% French barrels
Cellaring potential 10 Years
Alcohol 14%
Acidity 3.85g/l
PH 3.7
Residual sugar <2g/l
Climate Mediterranean
Altitude 300m
Exposition & Soil Marl and limestone soils
Vine Age 30 Years
density 4 000 vines/ha
yield Low-40hl/ha
Harvest Manual and mechanical

Minervois Rouge Key Facts

  • This represents the finest wine we could make from some of the oldest and best vines in the region.
  • The "Petit Causse" area is in LiviniÈre, the finest "Grand Cru" part of the Minervois region.
  • The "Petit Causse" takes its name from the dry scrub grown here. The dry conditions make for low yields and intense flavours.
  • NEW WAVE FRENCH WINE, COMBINING FRENCH REGIONAL CHARACTER WITH NEW WORLD ACCESSIBILITY
  • FROM ONE OF THE OLDEST WINE REGIONS IN FRANCE (THE ROMANS MADE WINE HERE)

Vineyard Notes

The grapes, selected, in association with Celliers Jean d'Alibert, come from low yielding vines grown on schist and limestone in the higher altitude, classic La LiviniÈre area of the Minervois

Winemaking Notes

The grapes are picked when fully physiologically ripe, but while still retaining maximum freshness and relatively moderate potential alcohol levels. They are cold macerated for 3 days and then cool-fermented on skins for 3 weeks. Once pressed, the wine is aged in new and 1 to 2 year-old French barrels.

Tasting Notes

The combination of Syrah and Grenache gives this wine a lovely combination of dark and red berry fruits, with some spicy peppery notes and the olive and wild mediterranean herbs that are the hallmark of this part of France. The schist soil also contributes some welcome "mineral" notes.

Food Style

This is a really versatile wine, that tastes great by itself or with a wide range of dishes - from pizza to classic stews.

GSM

grape variety 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre
Appellation IGP Pays d'Oc
Region Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon
Oak Maturation Nil
Cellaring potential 3 Years
Alcohol 13.5%
Acidity 3.25 g/l
PH 3.7
Residual sugar 5 g/l
Climate Mediterranean
Altitude 150m
Exposition & Soil Clay and limestone terraces for the Syrah, clay and limestone slopes for the Mourvedre and hillside and deep clay and limestone terraces for the Grenache.
Vine Age 25 years
density 4 000 vines/ha
yield Low - 80hl/ha
Harvest Mechanical harvesting at night to maintain freshness

GSM Key Facts

  • NEW WAVE FRENCH WINE, COMBINING FRENCH REGIONAL CHARACTER WITH NEW WORLD ACCESSIBILITY
  • The first and still one of the only blends of this kind to be produced in the region
  • FROM ONE OF THE OLDEST WINE REGIONS IN FRANCE (THE ROMANS MADE WINE HERE)

Vineyard Notes

The vineyards, selected from low yielding vines, come from the areas of Carcassonne and the Minervois, in association with Celliers Jean d'Alibert

Winemaking Notes

The three varieties were vinified separately . All went through a period of cold saok. Fermentation on skins lasted 2 weeks prior to pressing. There was very limited use of press wine.

Tasting Notes

The blend of grape varieties gives spicy blackberryish flavours, dark plum, black cherry dark fruit and a hint of pepper. There is also a distinctive mineral, perfumed note that comes from the Mourvedre.

Food Style

Perfect with all full-flavoured meat dishes, and ideal with traditional French cuisine as well as more international dishes whose flavours include a note of spice.

Pinot Noir

grape variety 85% Pinot Noir, 15% Grenache
Appellation IGP Pays d'Oc
Region Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon
Oak Maturation A small proportion, 10%, is matured in oak barrels
Cellaring potential 3 years
Alcohol 12.5%
Acidity 2.9 g/l
PH 3.68
Residual sugar 3 g/l
Climate Mediterranean
Altitude A wide range of altitudes, from 200 - 400m
Exposition & Soil Clay and limestone terraces
Vine Age 10 years
density 4 000 vines/ha
yield Low - 80hl/ha
Harvest Mechanical harvesting at night to maintain freshness

Pinot Noir Key Facts

  • THE ADDITION OF A SMALL AMOUNT OF GRENACHE ADDS EXTRA SPICE AND FRESHNESS
  • Great with food or by itself.
  • NEW WAVE FRENCH WINE, COMBINING FRENCH REGIONAL CHARACTER WITH NEW WORLD ACCESSIBILITY
  • FROM ONE OF THE OLDEST WINE REGIONS IN FRANCE (THE ROMANS MADE WINE HERE)

Vineyard Notes

From the coolest area (Limoux) of the South of France influenced by the fact that it is:
– Situated at the foothill of the Pyrenees rising to 400 meters above sea level
– Sea breezes both from the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean

Strong viticulture control: starting with defined Clone selection aimed at obtaining low yields, good canopy management helping produce ripeness. The rows are grassed down to avoid excessive vigour. In tourist terms, Limoux is considered the Tuscany of the South of France.

Winemaking Notes

Made in a very Burgundian manner. The whole bunches went through a period of cold soak. Fermentation on skins lasted 2 weeks prior to pressing. There was Burgundian-style manual punch-down to break up the cap and maximise colour. Very little press wine was used.

Tasting Notes

A very distinctive and immediately enjoyable Pinot Noir, this is a very juicy, raspberryish, cherryish wine with hints of strawberry and oak and a refreshing note of pepper.

Food Style

Great by itself or to accompany a wide range of meat dishes, but could also be enjoyed with fish such as tuna or salmon.
Serving note: Would be good slightly chilled, especially in warm weather.

Rosé

grape variety 85% Grenache, 15% Shiraz
Appellation IGP Pays d'Oc
Region Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon
Oak Maturation Nil
Cellaring potential Enjoy now
Alcohol 12.5%
Acidity 4.42g/l
PH 3.16
Residual sugar 1.9g/l
Climate
Altitude
Exposition & Soil
Vine Age
density
yield
Harvest

Rosé Key Facts

  • Fresh modern, pale-hued, dry, but fruity, Rosé: one of the most popular styles in the world right now. Great with food or by itself.
  • Shiraz gives just a touch more weight to the freshness of the Grenache
  • NEW WAVE FRENCH WINE, COMBINING FRENCH REGIONAL CHARACTER WITH NEW WORLD ACCESSIBILITY
  • FROM ONE OF THE OLDEST WINE REGIONS IN FRANCE (THE ROMANS MADE WINE HERE)

Vineyard Notes

The grapes, selected from low-yielding vines, come from the areas of Carcassonne and the Minervois, in association with Celliers Jean d'Alibert.

Winemaking Notes

The Shiraz and Grenache grapes were picked at optimum aromatic ripeness then briefly cold macerated. The grapes were then pressed and only then was the clear juice racked. The wine remained on less 3 months before being prepared for bottling.

Tasting Notes

Pale pink. Intense aromas of raspberry, strawberry and redcurrant with a hint of pepper. Rich palette with refreshing bright red fruit and peppery character. Apparently dry, with attractive fruit-sweetness.

Food Style

To be drunk by itself, or with a wide range of dishes, including ones prepared with oriental spices.