winemaker Contact: Jean-Philippe Padié
Grape varieties : black grenache, mourvèdre, syrah, carignan, white and grey grenache, maccabeu
Surface Winery: 15 ha
Annual production: 30.000
Certification: organic wine (AB)
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Jean-Philippe Padié's vineyard, in Calce, in the Roussillon region, is managed with complete respect for the soil: ploughing by horse when the chenille does not pass on slopes that are too steep, very low yields (around 15hl/ha). A work of madness that flourishes in biodynamics. Pebble wines, fruit wines and wines of time, as Jean-Philippe explains so well. The result is worthy of his commitment because of its complexity and minerality. The story? First winemaking emotions of our great Gaillacs from Plageoles , then studies of agronomy in Montpellier, passage to Mas Amiel and Gauby, famous estates of this corner of Roussillon.
Laid there in 2003, in the middle of a stony garrigue, it manages 15 ha lost in the middle of rosemary, santoline and thyme. About thirty micro-parcels (7 grape varieties), like aromatic musical notes, allow him to play on the complexity and compose his melodies, giving birth to 4 great flagship vintages.