Producer wine
Domaine des Quatre Pierres

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Aude

PRODUCTION :

Edouard Fortin

The domain is located in Aragon, Cabardès, north-west of the medieval city of Carcassonne, on the first slopes of the Massif Central mountains, where Southern and Atlantic winds cross paths. It is split between two different terroirs: clay and limestone on ancient ocean bottom, called « alvéoline clay », and for the El Pépé cuvée, hard clay from Ventenac. These two terroirs are at an altitude of 300 meters, in the middle old wild méditerranean nature. The vineyards are farmed organically, with a special attention to copper. Manual harvest is done in small crates and the grapes are fermented and aged in the most “natural” way.

CUVÉES
Wine

“Les Petits Cailloux”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Chenin Blanc, Petit Manseng, Viognier
Vineyard Size: 4.5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 70 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: manual
Winemaking: malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aging: 12 months on lees
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: minimal

Wine

“El Pépé”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Carignan
Vineyard Size: 4.5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 75 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: manual
Winemaking: 15 day carbonic maceration
Aging: in vats
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: minimal

Wine

“Les Ricochets”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Carignan, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Vineyard Size: 4.5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 75 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: manual
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: minimal