Domaine de la Barthassade – www.labarthassade.com – Organic
When Domaine de Trévallon suggested I check this domain out, I knew I was on something good!. Upon tasting and investigating, I was seduced by this small and recently created domain owned and run by young husband and wife Guillaume and Hélène Baron. Their vines neighbour that of reputed domains. A domain set for a great future whose wines will seduce sommeliers.
Domaine Cailhol Gautran – www.domainecailholgautran.com
Nicolas is the fourth generation of this 55ha family estate, which he runs with his wife Olivia in the heart of the Minnervois appellation. Located in the north of the region on the plateau de Cazelles; this area is on its way to be granted its Cru status with its distinct terroir attributes. Domaine Cailhol Gautran is set amongst the rolling countryside of the first foothills of the Massif Central. The hamlet of Cailhol lies in a valley carved out by a river – the Cessière which like the vineyards cut through the limestone Causse of the Haut Minervois. The altitude provides fresh aromatics whilst the nearby garrigue offers plenty of character and spices to the wines.