- White wine AOC Corbières
- Roussanne 90% and Marsanne 10%
- Young 10-year-old vines, planted on limestone alluvium on the banks of the Orbieu River located in the commune of Lagrasse
- Vineyard conducted in organic farming since 2012
- Manual harvesting, natural vinification: indigenous yeasts - no added sulphite
- Direct pressing
- Yield of 45 hl/ ha
- Vinification and aging in vats
- Bottled in March 2020
I am the son of a peasant winemaker, a pioneer of organic farming in the Jura (1968). I was lucky to be in a good school where I was passed on this value of working with respect for life. I operated with my parents until the age of 28.
In 1995, I decided to leave the Jura to take over vineyards with my partner in the Mâconnais and Beaujolais, vineyards that will be exploited for 4 years, creating the domain of the two donkeys.
Attracted by Languedoc, we chose in 2000 to go and cultivate new land in the Corbières, in Peyriac de mer, keeping the domain name of the two Donkeys. We created our cellar in the middle of a 22 ha vineyard, converted it to organic farming from the start, then to biodynamics in 2010.
This adventure lasted 16 years, until the separation from my wife.
In 2017, I took over the vineyards of Château Saint-Auriol in Lagrasse in the heart of the Corbières appellation. I created the DOM&TERRE estate with 6.5 ha, converted into biodynamics since 2011 and a large wine cellar for winemaking.
In 2017 and 2018, I was entrusted with 10 ha of additional neighboring vines, also in organic farming, old Carignan and Grenache, as well as whites, Viognier and Roussanne.
The Viognier, the majority of the Roussanne and 1 hectare of Syrah are planted by the river, on a soil of limestone alluvium and silt.
These vines are at 140 m altitude.
The rest of the property is distributed over 7 plots surrounded by Mediterranean scrublands, located on hillsides between 160 and 300 m above sea level, on shallow clay-limestone soils with a very variable predominantly western exposure.