FRANCE, LANGUEDOC ROUISSILLON
After 20 years of journalism, Catherine settled in 2005 in Saint-Drézéry with a property of three hectares, of which one planted with Marselan and Mourvèdre. Over the years, small plots of old Cinsault, Carignan and Alicante have been added, followed by the addition of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Terret-Bourret. Over time, the vineyard area has been extended to 4.60 hectares and in 2015 it was created an eco-climatic cellar. From the 2017 harvest, her eldest son Nicolas joins her.
The soils and plants are processed in certified organic farming, with biodynamic practices extremely attentive to the products and cultivation techniques, such as the use of herbal teas and vegetable decoctions in addition to essential oils. The vinification is carried out in compliance with the balance of three elements: alcohol, acidity and tannins.
The geographical area is Montaud. The 45 years vineyard is made by Aliante and Carignan grapes. The vinification is in cement tanks where it carries out malolactic fermentation. The aging lasts from 5 to 8 months in fiber vats and barriques, then bottling without filtering or addiction of sulfites.