The Domaine d'Aupilhac is in Montpeyroux, some 36 kms north-west of Montpellier.
Our Cave, created in 1989 in our family home, is right in the heart of the village. We've been growing grapes for over 5 generations.
A large part of our vines grow on south-west facing "terraces" on a site named "Aupilhac". They're mainly Mourvèdre and Carignan, but some Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault grow here too. Another part of our vineyard is the north-west facing "Les Cocalières" at an altitude of some 350m (1150ft) where Syrah predominates, though Mourvèdre and Grenache grow here too. The most northerly facing part is planted with the four white grapes recognized by the Coteaux du Languedoc : Roussanne, Marsanne, white Grenache and Rolle (Vermentino). Finally, the "Plôs de Baumes" at Aniane, consists of terraces made up of gravel washed down by the Hérault river; it was owned by my maternal grand-father, Marcel Baumes, so is named in his memory.
We plough the land regularly; this means the roots have to Read more »