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 Mômes”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc
Vineyard Size: 4.5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 70 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in barriques with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in barrels sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

“Les Petits Cailloux”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Chenin Blanc, Petit Manseng, Viognier
Vineyard Size: 4.50 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 70 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in barriques with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
Aging: 12 months in barrels, sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

“El Pépé”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Carignan
Vineyard Size: 4.50 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 75 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 15 day carbonic maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

“Les Ricochets”

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape: Carignan, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Vineyard Size: 4.50 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 75 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, separate, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging:
in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal