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On the occasion of the transition to the 21st century, Jean Christophe Granier (5th generation) breathed a new era into this family estate created in 1868. He renamed it "Domaine les Grandes Costes", named after the hills next to the family house. He then pulled out the old varieties of vines for the benefit of Syrah and Grenache, and started producing and selling them....Lire plus Learn more
On the occasion of the transition to the 21st century, Jean Christophe Granier (5th generation) breathed a new era into this family estate created in 1868. He renamed it "Domaine les Grandes Costes", named after the hills next to the family house. He then pulled out the old varieties of vines for Syrah and Grenache, and began producing and selling bottled wines. 19 hectares of the property now stand on the estate. The vines, which are between 20 and 50 years old, are made up of four typically Mediterranean grape varieties: Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. With his brother Guillaume, Jean-Christophe produces complex, fruity wines that are faithful to their stony soil in the Haut Languedoc. Their bias is correctness and sincerity.
Located in Vacquières since 1868, Domaine les Grandes Costes is above all a family story, passed on from generation to generation. It is therefore quite naturally that Jean Christophe and Guillaume wanted to share part of their childhood and history through their wines, and for this reason they have developed two different ranges, each of them reflecting a different aspect of their family heritage: Mas Canaille wines are wines that draw on their childhood memories, from the time when their grandfather called them that. This range is composed of three aromatic, tonic wines, which could be described as wines of thirst. They are vinified and bottled in accordance with the specifications of the IGP Saint Guilhem le Désert Val de Montferrand appellation, on which the vines are planted, and the wines of Domaine les Grandes Costes are part of a heritage that draws on the richness of the soil to reflect the typicity and pure expression of the Languedoc and Pic St Loup grape varieties. These are elegant, complex vintages, highlighting the history of the estate. This production meets more detailed specifications, making it possible to produce wines enriched by an exceptional terroir.
For me, being a winegrower means making authentic, elegant and fruity wines that require involvement, rigour and constancy. Finding the right balance for a wine requires constant attention. Everything starts in the vineyard where the choice and quality of the raw material are essential. The limestone soils with little clay are the most suitable for the production of fruity and seductive wines. The clayey limestone soils (red and brown soils) are reserved for more full-bodied wines. The blending of these wines from different parcels allows us to obtain wines of high expression. To achieve this result, it is necessary to make choices and observe some rules
Domaine Les Grandes Costes collects and vinifies authentic and very high quality winegrower's wines. Fine and elegant, elaborated according to the rules of the art for lovers of earthly pleasures, the Grandes Costes are first and foremost rare wines. Some vintages can be enjoyed young. Other vintages happily take on the patina of time that some wine lovers are looking for. The wines are complex, fruity and faithful to their stony soil in the northern Languedoc. Their part is correctness and sincerity. Nothing complicated, outdated or too sophisticated in this approach to wine. On the contrary, on the contrary. In a globalized world, quality, origin, terroir, know-how, authenticity and tradition are the ingredients for the production of magnificent wines of pleasure made to be drunk or tasted without complexes.