CLIMATE AND SOIL

Domaine de Daurion’s vineyard stretches in a single plot of about fifty hectares (125 acres) over the territory of Caux, a village in Hérault near Pézenas.

The Mediterranean climate provides mild winters and hot summers, though the latter are tempered by the sea, close to the vineyard, which seems to be visible from the high ground of the Estate. A pleasant freshness preserves the grapes and brings balance to the wines made there.
Facing south-east, the vineyard is planted in limestone-clay soil, dominated by basalt. A lava-flow of volcanic origin gives the wines their definite individuality.

GRAPE VARIETIES

Domaine de Daurion passionately cultivates white grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Roussanne from which it makes white and sparkling wines. Varieties like Grenache Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot are used to produce rosé and red wines.

The entire vineyard is farmed using traditional practices that respect the environment. The soil is tilled and thus aired to enable the roots to draw from deep down the minerals that are esseThe vines are trained on trellising, fine Ariadne threads that allow them to extend their canopy and to acquire perfect maturity for their fruit. Yields are kept low so that the terroir can best express itself and to extract wines of great concentration, quality and complexity.

The vines are trained on trellising, fine Ariadne threads that allow them to extend their canopy and to acquire perfect maturity for their fruit. Yields are kept low so that the terroir can best express itself and to extract wines of great concentration, quality and complexity.