posted on February 28, 2015
Julien Zernott and his wife, Delphine Rousseau, took on the challenge of creating a domaine in the stony, hot, arid land of Pégairolles-de-l'Escalette - a tiny commune of 140 inhabitants in the Hérault, north and west of Montpellier. Julien, with his degrees in viticulture and oenology (as well as a track record of producing outstanding wines in the Loire appellation of Menetou-Salon ), built the domaine from small parcels of old-vine Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, and old plantings of Alicante, Carignan Blanc, and Terret. The farming is organic, leaning toward bio-dynamic, and the fruit is hand-harvested and sorted.
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