|Appellation||Coteaux du Languedoc|
|Winery||Château Pech Redon|
|Grapes||Bourboulenc, Grenache blanc|
|Inventory||Very Low Stock (17)|
« I like to feel that La Clape has made me. The strength of the terroir has taught me modesty. He is the one who decides and makes his mark. The winemaker is only an artisan who makes shine what Mother Nature wants to give us. Year after year I gained some serenity. And little by little it came upon me that I had to respect this wild nature around me. Over time I understood something: if you don’t respect nature, you don’t respect yourself. So I stopped using chemicals and began to farm organically. It is so obvious now that the estate is in the middle of a protected natural area. Being organic allowed me to revitalize the soils, bring more balance and vigor into the wines, and helped me live in harmony with this land that welcomed me.
I like to know that La Clape was an island long time ago. Perhaps even an archipelago.
The Roman used to call it The Laci Insula (The island of lakes). Between the small valleys there used to be pounds that are now vineyards (including Pech Redon), vestige of the past even older when there were only some white cliffs above them. Those vestiges are still marking the landscape. This is why we can find marine fossils at 150m of altitude. La Clape is a wild and untouched massif from where the Mediterranean sea can be seen.”