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Domaine Ricardelle de Lautrec is located in the south of France, in Coursan in the Aude, in the heart of Languedoc Roussillon. The domaine stands on a landscape marked by history: the Via Domitia - the Ancient Roman Way - runs along the 50 hectares of vineyards.

 

In 1999, Lionel Boutié, the fourth generation winemaker in his family, took over the estate and started implemented organic farming techniques. Very respectful of the environment, the estate is one of the pioneers of the biological culture in the region.

 

The biological process has been followed for more than 20 years and it allows Lionel to perfectly know his land parcels, his vines, and the way of cultivating these vines. Very diverse when it comes to the styles of wines, the Boutié family cultivates 10 different grape varieties, offering red, white and rosé wines.

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THE VINEYARD

LOCATION: Languedoc-Roussillon

APPELLATION: IGP Pays D'Oc

PROPRIETOR: Lionel Boutié

WINEMAKER: Lionel Boutié

SIZE: 40 hectares (98 acres)

AGE OF VINES: 35 years

FARMING: Organic farming practices since 1999, manual and mechanical harvest, natural wines certified by the Syndicat de Défense de Vins Naturels

SOIL: Clay

FERMENTATION: Fermented in stainless steel for

2-3 weeks

AGING: Aged in concrete tanks