Domaine Alain Chabanon
is located on an exceptional terroir at the foot of the Larzac plateau. The vineyards cover twenty hectares which are fairly evenly divided between five communes (Jonquières, St André, Lagamas, Saint Saturnin and Montpeyroux). This means that they benefit from a wide variety of micro-climates and soil types. Domaine Alain Chabanon
are ideal for wine growing, enabling the vines to grow and flourish: arid, stony soil on the limestone foothills of the Larzac plateau, cold winters and hot summers interspersed with mild springs and autumns.
Domaine Alain Chabanon has been using organic growing methods, overseen by Ecocert, since 1992, and obtained Demeter biodynamic certification in 2010. The grapes, including the reds, are picked by hand between 7 A.M. and midday to benefit from the cooler morning temperatures. The winemaking methods adopted depend on a number of criteria, of which the most important are the quality of the vintage and the grape variety being vinified. However, one thing remains constant: industrial yeast is never used as Domaine Alain Chabanon prefers to rely on the yeast that can live naturally on the skin of the grape for months!
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