Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon,Muscat de Rivesaltes,Côtes Catalanes,Rivesaltes,0
Born in the vineyards, Jacqueline and René Clar were able to realize their dream by creating, from...
Clos Des Vins d’Amour
Roussillon, Maury,Côtes Catalanes,Côtes du Roussillon,0
A family vineyard since 1860, the Clos des vins d'Amour is run by the Dornier family and...
Between sea and mountains, the Madeloc estate extends over 16 hectares of hillsides. The landscape of the...
Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon,Côtes Catalanes,Côtes du Roussillon Les Aspres,Muscat de Rivesaltes,Rivesaltes,AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Between the sea and the mountains, Jean-Marc and Éliane Lafage have used their oenological skills to...
Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon Villages Caramany,Côtes du Roussillon,Côtes Catalanes
The Modats produce wines with a poetic sound and full of poetry! Located on a plateau...
The REVEILLE estate cultivates 8.6 ha of vines, in a garrigue environment, on the soils of the Haute Vallée de l'Agly in Roussillon. The soils, mainly granite and gneiss, the ch...Lire plus Learn more
The Domaine Réveille cultivates 8.6 ha of vines, in a garrigue environment, on the soils of the Haute Vallée de l'Agly in Roussillon. The
soils, mainly granite and gneiss, the heat, the scarcity of water, the tramontane give extreme conditions that induce adapted interventions and small yields.
Organic farming is the starting point of our viticulture. Any other practice, in particular biodynamics, but not only, opens us to more precise or global approaches, more sensitive.
Domaine Réveille offers southern wines, made from grapes picked at maturity. A tailor-made vinification is carried out gently, in the course of the vintage, without inputs. The wines are "aged" in concrete vats between 9 and 18 months, depending on the evolution, tenderness and vibration that appears. Each year, the new vintages stand out for their freshness and Mediterranean character in mono-varietal (PGI) and blending (PDO).
Like any region, Roussillon offers different soils and exposures, multiple human histories. Local winegrowers have often given up working the vines because the cooperative system does not encourage them to produce quality grapes with sufficient value for this quality.
From this situation, a lot of plots are sold or torn away. In 2006, I took over vines in place, mainly old vines and local varieties. My choice was made for semi-altitude terroirs with the objective of producing fresh southern wines. I was convinced by the potential of the terroirs, admiring the quality of the wines produced by the "new winegrowers" in this region. I was totally seduced by the beauty of nature, which remained wild. In Cassagnes, a village in the Upper Agly Valley, I was able to find old carignan on gneiss facing the Corbières. I also found the tranquility of the back country where I settled.
I set up my small vineyard to better understand how wine is made. I quickly understood that wine is made in vines and I am more and more passionate about working the land. The annual cycle involves us in the production of grapes, the agronomic approach takes us much further, especially through the practice of organic dynamism. Obviously, working the land can only be conceived in organic farming as a minimal approach.
Being a winegrower is our life in its own right, a life in which we are committed and responsible. The annual cycle of vine and wine is both fast and very serious, it requires us to make choices that make sense and that will shape our work in the future. These choices require us to learn from nature, from others, and to continually question ourselves.