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Vignoble Réveille

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The Réveille estate cultivates 11 hectares of vines in a garrigue environment, on the terroirs of the Upper Agly Valley in Roussillon. The soils, mainly granite and gneiss, the ch....

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The Réveille estate cultivates 8.6 hectares of vines in an environment of garrigue, on the terroirs 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 which induce adapted interventions and small yields. Organic farming is the starting point of our viticulture. Any other practice, notably biodynamic, but not only, opens us up to more precise or more global, more sensitive approachesThe Réveille estate offers southern wines, made from grapes picked when ripe. A tailor-made vinification is carried out gently, in line with the vintage, without inputs. The wines are "matured" in concrete vats for between 9 and 18 months, depending on the evolution, tenderness and vibration that appears. Each year, new vintages are produced with freshness and Mediterranean character, both as single-variety wines (IGP) and blends (AOP).

Our story

The Roussillon offers, like any other region, different soils and exposures, and 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 money. As a result of this situation, a lot of plots are sold or torn up. In 2006, I took over existing vines, mainly old vines and local varieties. My choice was to grow on semi-altitude terroirs with the aim of producing fresh southern wines. I was convinced by the potential of the terroirs, admiring the quality of the wines produced by the "new winemakers" in this region. I was totally seduced by the beauty of nature, which has remained wild. In Cassagnes, a village in the Upper Agly Valley, I was able to find old carignan vines on gneiss facing the Corbières. I also found the tranquillity of the hinterland where I settled. I set up my own small vineyard to better understand how wine is made. I quickly understood that wine is made in the vineyard and I became more and more passionate about working the land. The annual cycle engages us in the production of grapes, the agronomic approach takes us much further, particularly through the practice of bio-dynamics. Obviously, working the land can only be conceived as a minimal approach in organic farming.

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Being a winegrower is our life in its own right, a life in which we are committed and responsible. The annual cycle of the vine and the wine is both fast and very serious, it forces us to make choices that make sense and that inscribe our work in the future. These choices force us to learn from nature, from others, and to continually question ourselves.

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