Domaine Aigues-Belles

In explaining the success of his wines Gilles always put forward team work ethic and the total dedication of each team member to his tasks. Gilles knows like no other producer in Southern France how to use new oak and age wine. 

In explaining the success of his wines Gilles always put forward team work ethic and the total dedication of each team member to his tasks. Gilles knows like no other producer in Southern France how to use new oak and age wine. 

Domaine Aigues Belles was created in 1870. Just before 2000, Gilles Palatan decided, with the help of his 2 nephews Patrice and Thierry Lombard, to vinify his grapes instead of selling them to the local coop. This family-run domain opted for the cooperative in the years following the war. Vintage after vintage, Gilles has been ceaselessly improving the quality of his wines. Although part of his vines are classed as AOC, this talented wine producer has deliberately chosen the Pays d’Oc IGP denomination to benefit from greater freedom and produce the wines he loves. His wines all have a strong aromatic personality, freshness and great balance.

The Terroir 
Aigues-Belles  is located in Languedoc, 40km north of Montpellier. The vineyard soils are arid and stony with limestone and calcareous clay, perfect for growing highquality grapes. The weather is perfect for wine too: warm in daytime, cold during the night. 

The Vinification
Winemaking is done with a minimalist approach, and all wines are aged in oak barrels, with usually 1/3 of new barrels. As a result, they produce a range of extremely precise and pure wines, delicious to enjoy now yet can age for a few years.

 

Website

www.aigues-belles.com/

Address

30260 Brouzet-les-Quissac

Country

France

Region

Languedoc

Appellation

Languedoc, VDP d'Oc


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Wines from this Winery


Aigues Belles VDP d'Oc Lombarde

A fresh fruit, supple wine for grilled meats. Great value!

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15 BD
¥3,003
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Aigues Belles Languedoc Le classique

A classic, well made, ready to drink Languedoc wine. Great value!

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¥3,539
Aigues Belles VDP d'Oc Cuvée Nicole

A complex, sophisticated, fresh wine. One of the top reds in Languedoc. Great value!

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¥3,539
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Aigues Belles Languedoc Le Grand Classique
Aigues Belles Pays D'Oc Premier Rolle
Aigues Belles VDP d'Oc Le blanc

Fat, rich, persistent but fresh chardonnay. Great value!

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¥4,308
Aigues Belles VDP d'Oc L'autre blanc

A youthful, ample, full-bodied white from Roussane and Chardonnay, balanced by Sauvignon’s acidity.

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¥4,312