"Olivier Varichon produces wines with lot of personality, remarkable freshness, and tannic structure definitely uncommon in the region."
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.
A Passionate Lineage
Domaine Vinci is a tiny vineyard in Estagel bought in 2001 by Olivier Varichon and Emanuelle Vinci, after travelling the world learning about wine. Domaine Vinci is one of Roussillon’s best kept secrets. Nestled in the wild and rugged Agly Valley, the organically grown vineyards are surrounded by forest and the rocky steep slopes of the valley, providing a unique microclimate that gives Olivier the perfect fruit to craft wines. All wines are fermented with natural yeasts and bottled without fining or filtration.