Our terroirs

The Domaine des Lauriers vineyards comprise soils of varying origins, ranging from the Cretaceous to the Miocene eras. Our terroirs all lie on a calcareous plateau where various soil types have been exposed through erosion.

The association of garrigue and pine plantation soil types and the moisture laden ocean breezes, bringing cooler air from September to October, is perfect for ripening our late white varietals such as Piquepoul. Thanks to this micro-climate with its blend of highly calcareous soil and breezes wafting from the Mediterranean Sea, we can offer you white wines mingling ripe fruitiness with a refreshing tingle guaranteed to make every glass shared with friends a festive event

Soil types :

Calcareous :

The Domaine de Lauriers calcareous soils are planted with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Chardonnay and Vermentino (Rolle) varietals.Calcareous subsoil can be seen in this vineyard planted on the site of a former rock quarry. Rocks from this quarry were used to build the winery in 1900. Other quarried rocks were calcined to produce lime used as grout on the walls of the buildings. The estate then possessed its own lime kiln (still remembered in a nickname for the estate)
This type of soil is planted with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Chardonnay and Vermentino (Rolle) varietals and produces highly concentrated wines.

Calcareous sandy clay :

The calcareous sandy clay soils are suited to Piquepoul, Syrah, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon varietalsThe calcareous sandy clay soils allow us to produce fresh floral wines from Piquepoul, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals.
 

Red clay soils :

Our red clay soils are planted with Piquepoul or Vermentino varietals.By planting our red clay soils with Piquepoul or Vermentino varietals we can produce wines offering flavours of tropical fruit and lingering long on the palate.

Calcareous clay :

Our calcareous clay soils are perfect for varietals like Piquepoul, Vermentino (Rolle) or Viognier.Our calcareous clay soils are perfect for varietals like Piquepoul, Vermentino (Rolle) or Viognier and produce complex wines offering aromas of fresh white-fleshed fruit.

Pebbly soils :

Our pebbly soils produce full-bodied, rounded wines with ripe fruity flavours and mineral-rich notes.Our pebbly soils are a remnant of Ice Age river beds and produce fuller-bodied, rounded wines with ripe fruity flavours shot through with mineral-rich notes.

Marl:

The marl soils bring out the best in our Viognier, Terret, Syrah, Vermentino and Grenache varietalsThe cooler and moister marl soils bring out the best in our Viognier, Terret, Syrah, Vermentino and Grenache varietals, ensuring plentiful moisture despite our dry Mediterranean summers

 

 

Contact

Domaine des Lauriers - Cabrol
15, av. de Pézenas
Castelnau de Guers (34120) - FRANCE
contact@domaine-des-lauriers.com
Tel. +33 (0)4.67.98.18.20
Fax. +33 (0)4.67.98.96.49
GPS : 43.4381 / 3.4387