Domaine La Grange
Cote de Roussillon
Between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains, Domaine La Grange is located in the commune of Gabian (Pézenas) at the foot of the Parc Régional du Haut Languedoc in an area of pure, unspoilt nature. Set in a mosaic of terroirs (Shist, Basalt, Chalk, Porphyry, Sandstone, etc.), the estate is surrounded by numerous springs that were used by Caesar's troops during the conquest of Gaul. Legend has it that the estate's wells are guarded by the Castalides, water nymphs. The semi-underground cellar is built of Beaulieu stone and the wines are vinified by gravity. Currently certified Terra Vitis and HVE, the estate is undergoing organic conversion. The estate now extends over 60 hectares, and mixed farming is the norm. In addition to the vines, the estate grows several hectares of olive trees to produce the superb Oliviere single-variety olive oil. The estate also has a sheepfold, where sheep and lambs help to ensure that the vines are cultivated in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. Rolf and his wife Renate acquired the estate in 2007, and since then have continued to produce wines that reflect their terroir and generosity. All this work has been recognised by leading critics (Parker, Jancis Robinson, etc.) and by major awards in France and abroad (Decanter, Guide Hachette, etc.).