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The Domaine was born from the will of its founder, and previous owner in 2003, to leave all his business to embark on this incredible adventure. In 2011, the current owner, Mr...Lire plus Learn more
The Domaine was born from the will of its founder, and previous owner in 2003, to leave all his business to embark on this incredible adventure. In 2011, the current owner Mr Pedini falls in love with the place and the wines and shares this with the greatest number by developing it. He relies on a new team led by Paul Zussini, Director of Operations with remarkable references, and on Christophe Bernard, a new consultant oenologist whose success over the last 20 years in being at the top of the rosé wines of Provence is no longer to be proven. A new qualitative leap will take the Domaine to the top of the appellation.
"The Domaine Clos Gautier is planted on Trias soils, whose particularity is a patchwork of acid and limestone soils, sometimes on the same plot. As the estate is divided into 4 distinct parcels, this gives us real complexity and a wide variety of aromas depending on the plot.
For the last 4 years we have been working to get our soils back into microbiological activity. Organic amendment every winter, soil decompacting, mechanical
After flowering, the protection of the vineyard is ensured with products approved for organic cultivation, and the two previous treatments are adapted to the development of the vegetation.
This year we are converting a first plot of land to organic cultivation to reach an island of 8 hectares converted within 4 years. From these plots, we have in view to grass these plots in red clover which fixes the nitrogen from the air and returns it to the soil by the roots and the crushing of the shoots. This
will also prevent erosion due to the increasingly violent rains in the south of France.
Our PDO plots are mainly located on hillsides, at the highest point of Carcès. Benefiting from good exposure and natural drainage, these vines express all the complexity of our terroir.
The clayey subsoil keeps the roots cool and allows us to benefit from a regular ripening of the bunches without hydric stress.
We want to write the history of the Domaine first of all for others: the lovers of our wines, the future generations, hoping that the Domaine will now be passed on from generation to generation. And this starts with the march towards HVE (High Environmental Value. Since 2013, we have been preparing for this by eliminating all treatments with synthetic products after flowering, by mechanically weeding, by bringing in natural amendments to boost the biological life of our soils. But we want this history to be part of modernity: a strong link between the city and the countryside, which is reflected in bottle designs for new generations or new ways of drinking rosé.
Wine has been made in our world since the dawn of time. To be a winemaker is to be part of this long chain that has been handed down from generation to generation. It is also the memory of a remarkable Bordeaux oenologist, Georges Pauli, who introduced me to some very great wines 25 years ago and who has remained, for me, a model of the link between terroir, great wines and consumers from all over the world. To push our wines all over the world is also a strong ambition that we want to share.
Our wines are the reflection of our terroir and we are committed to pushing this logic as far as possible. The diversity that exists in the world of wine with so many different flavours, colours and noses is remarkable. It's a pity, sometimes, that those who trade in it don't start their work by tasting it: this would bring less disappointment to consumers and a better appreciation of their work to those who make beautiful things.
Our Cellar Master: "Our wines are inevitably different from others, each terroir (in the broadest sense), each parcel of vines has its own history, its own geology, its own microclimate. The age of the vines means that the roots draw different mineral salts from one year to the next according to their growth. Our wines have a strong link with their terroir and the personality of the owner, which creates an identity.
A wine is alive, tells a story, a place and has its own authenticity".