Pierre HALLEY and Samuel DURAND
Winegrowers: Pierre Halley and Samuel Durand
Grape varietiesVineyard: white and grey grenache, vermentino, viognier, muscat petit grain, syrah, black grenache, cinsault, carignan
Surface Winery: 15 ha
Certification: under conversion to organic farming
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The Clos Constantin is situated at an altitude of 230 metres in the heart of the garrigue in the small Languedoc village of Argelliers. It produces healthy wines in the Languedoc and Terrasses du Larzac appellations.
At the origin there is Pierre Halley who, in 2009, returns to the country after a trip to the United States and gradually recovers the vines of his uncle who used to send his grapes to the cooperative. In 2010, Pierre starts to make a few hectolitres in his garage and creates the Clos Constantin in homage to his great-grandfather Constantin.
In 2015, Pierre was joined by Samuel Durand (a former sommelier in Paris) with whom he began the construction of a wooden cellar in the heart of the garrigue.
The project was born in 2016 and in 2017 they started the conversion of Clos Constantin to organic farming.
The vineyard is nestled in the terraces of the Larzac, not far from the village of Saint-Guilhem le Désert, with a breathtaking view of the Pic Saint Loup mountain. Divided into several small plots, Winery has 15 ha with two specific terroirs :
At Clos Constantin, nothing is left to chance; the soils are worked with respect for the living world, the grapes are harvested by hand and picked in small crates.
In the cellar, fermentation is carried out using indigenous yeasts and vinification is meticulous, with maturation on the lees for between 6 and 24 months in vats and barrels, depending on the vintage. Few interventions and a homeopathic use of sulphur.
After a team tasting where the opinions were unanimous, we are pleased to propose on Petites Caves the Clos Constantin cuvées, terroir wines, fine and complex.