Vin de Pays Catalanes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Pollestres, Pyrénées Orientales Languedoc-Rousillon, France When Corinne and Damien Deneufbourg took over their family’s domaine, they deliberately decided to continue a tradition established by over four generations. Previously, as with other vignerons, the harvest was taken to the local co-op for vinification and bottling. Corinne and Damien decided to take this up on their own. With the goal of absolute respect of terroir and the environment, they converted the domaine to organic agriculture in 2010. The vineyards extend over three distinct terroirs. Older vines on the terroir od Nyls-Pontella, made up of soils with a rocky base and terraced ledges. Here, vines that go into the family’s Vin Doux Naturels, like Muscat d’Alexandre, Muscat è Petits Grains and Grenache Noir, are planted. On the terroir of Poliestres, very rocky soils with some limestone / clay mix, typical red grapes of the region, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache Noir and Marselan are planted. The terroir of Bages plunges down to Lake Villeneuve and has the most sandy / limestone, lightweight soils. Here, the white grapes: Colombard, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne are planted.