Domaine du Météore create wines that truly give a sense of place, with minimal intervention that allows the terroir to speak for itself. They produce wines in small volumes using organic methods and are working towards being fully biodynamic.
Domaine du Météore believe this is the best way to create wines that truly express their terroir, with each of the cuvées telling a different story.
Named after the two hundred metre-wide meteorite crater which lies at the heart of the domaine, the vineyard sits in the village of Cabrerolles, at an altitude of over 300 meters in the foothills of the Haut-Languedoc mountains.
The land as always influences the quality of the wine. The Cevennes mountains to the north shelter it from harsh winds and create a down-current of cool air that brings freshness and acidity, while the Mediterranean to the south provides the warm sea breezes which bring full maturity to the fruit. Beyond that, the soil in which the vines are rooted has notable characteristic’s itself .
Situated on rocky schist soils, derived from slate and found in only a few areas in the world, the vine roots are forced to grow deep. This keeps yields low and brings a distinctive minerality to the wines, whilst they are suffused with the aromas of the wild herbs which characterise the area.
Domaine du Météore is unique in having vines in two of the area’s most famous appellations: Faugères and Saint-Chinian (Roquebrun), between which the structure of the soils differs considerably. Faugères tends to be composed of yellow/brown schist, while Saint-Chinian is dominated by blue schist.
Having vines in both areas, allows them to explore and compare their influence across their range of wines..