Domaine de Dernaceuillette
600 meters above sea level, in the appellation of Corbières and IGP of Cucugnan, grow some healthy vines of Syrah, Grenache, Alicante and Carignan. They belong to the earth (and some of them have been around since Alexander II of Russia bought the entire Alaska for just over $7 mio!), but are being cared for by a set of the biggest, yet gentlest hands we think any bunch of grapes has ever seen. These are the hands of Guilllaume. And Guillaume has made it his life's work to make sure these grapes express themselves as purely as possible, so when they've reached perfect maturity in their high-altitude vineyards, he vinifies them variety by variety, terroir by terroir. Since Guilluame and his grapes live quite deeply in the south of France, they summers can get very hot. But because of the high altitude, the nights are nice and cool, which means a lengthier and slower maturation - giving way to much more elegance and cooler fruit than what we're used to from this part of the world. The fermentation takes place in concrete which ensures a cool and steady temperature, and the wines are aged in barrelstanks and concrete, depending on the cuvée. The only intervention the wines see is a very light filtration and a very small dose of sulphur (15-35 ppm).
We love Guillaume's wines and we think you will, too!