“Laurent Vaillé expresses in his work and his wines the terroir and what nature gave to him”
The soils in the Languedoc-Roussillon region vary according to the AOC and IGP scheme. From vineyards to vineyards one can find vast pebble terraces, sandstone clay, calcareous clay, limestone and shale, clayey soils, sandy soils, representing a valuable asset for promoting the quality of the wines. We can distinguish the composition of soil near the coast (alluvial soils) from limestone and gravel based soils inland. Poor soils are a common characteristic of the region, which forces the roots digging down very deeply to get water and nutrients.
History / Ethos
Domaine de la Grange des Pères is a family estate created from scratch in 1989 in the Herault region, near Montpellier. Since its creation, the Domaine gained cult status (very limited production of highly sought-after wines). Laurent Vaillé has achieved in the Languedoc what others thought impossible. It took dynamite and bulldozing to clear the 10 Hectares of land in Aniane (Hérault) to find a great terroir for his cuttings - Syrah, Marsanne, and Roussanne from Chave, Mourvèdre from Tempier and Cabernet Sauvignon from Trévallon.