"Wine delights the hearts of men... and does not sadden those of women."
In Ansignan, at the very end of Occitanie, perched on top of a mountain, everything was to be ripped out, become wood for fires after 150 years of human passion, to become purely the refuge for joggers, mountain bikers, hikers and firefighters.
Buy the vineyards, the land, employ people to look after the vines, the low stone walls, the paths, the huts, the flowers, the birds, the village school, the local bar, and why not a flock of livestock, herb gardens and beehives.
“DSM” to preserve what has been lost elsewhere.
"Je boirai du lait quand les vaches brouteront du raisin."
If you have crossed paths with the ego of a chef, you cannot imagine that of a winemaker… Benjamin, is the complete opposite: reserved and always a good listener.
Perhaps because, not only has he vinified throughout the Mediterranean arc, he has also travelled a lot around the world.
He is also one of the pioneers for organic wines in the Languedoc Roussillon, in charge of operations at the Château Maris at La Livinière (11).
Having rubbed shoulders with “nature”, he understands what we owe to it and what we should give back it. Jeff owes him a lot too, however he doesn’t want to rub shoulders with him…!
"Serve yourself, a little drink, because to the tired man, the wine gives great strength."
The "Sous la Montagne" project showed us the importance of safeguarding our wine heritage and we also knew that we were not the only ones to think this way. So we decided to do the same for others who like us defend their viticultural heritage and practices, and thought it would be interesting for you to discover these wines from other “terroirs” too.
More often than not, the vines are relatively old and in extreme situations, harvested by hand, more or less vinified whole-harvest and with no wood.
A certain idea of happiness…
"I'll drink milk the day cows start to graze on grapes."
Destiné.Etre destiné.Comme un objet a une fonction préétablie : le marteau pour le clou, la faucille pour le blé, l’enclume pour le fer et Barthélémy pour reprendre le Château de Sériège. Il aurait pu faire quantité de chose mais pour lui c’était écrit.Alors quand il a repris la direction du domaine et qu’il a demandé à Jeff de le suivre en conseil, on peut se demander qui avait la pression…Il est plus jeune, un jour c’est lui qui prendra le bras de Jeff pour monter les marches.
"Versez leur du bon vin, ils vous feront de bonnes lois."