Domaine des Lauriers
Domaine des Lauriers is a family estate created in 1969 with the acquisition of the first parcels of vines. The vineyard in the heart of the Mediterranean garrgiue is partially planted on hillsides of red soil covered in pebbles and partially in marlstone (clay and limestone soil) which results in complex wines.
The vineyard contains 13 different grape varietals which result in a large range of wines, not only in terms of appellations (country wine and AOP) but also in terms of style. The entire estate practices responsible farming.
This agricultural method is based on respect for the environment, the prevention of sanitary hazards, health and safety standards, and sustainable development.
Domaine des Lauriers has diverse soil types dating back to the Cretaceous period. All plots are located on a limestone plateau with different veins of soils created by erosion.
The combination of garrigue (Southern French wild vegetation) and pine forests with cool, humid, maritime breezes in the autumn favors the maturation of late harvest white varietals like piquepoul. This microclimate near the Mediterranean Sea on a limestone-rich soil gives white wines with ripe fruit notes but always with a freshness and acidity to provide beautifully balanced wines.
Wines in IGP Pays d’Oc and AOP, including Languedoc and the famous AOP Picpoul de Pinet.
Out of 45 hectares (111 acres), nearly a third is dedicated to Piquepoul. Thanks to its terroir, Domaine des Lauriers makes wines with a lively freshness and minerality. Two styles of Picpoul de pinet from two different terroirs.
The assortment of grape varieties is also varied, with classics like Chardonnay, Viognier, Syrah, Grenache noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan, as well as more unusual varietals such as Terret, Vermentino, Muscat Petits Grain, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Mourvèdre and of course Piquepoul.