Better than a vineyard tractor? (Domaine Fontedicto, Languedoc)

Domaine Fontedicto, Caux. Pezenas region. Languedoc. Horse to work in the vineyard instead of tractor. France. Europe.

Domaine Fontedicto, Caux. Pezenas region. Languedoc. Horse to work in the vineyard instead of tractor. France. Europe.

Domaine Fontedicto, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Domaine Fontedicto is a wine estate in the Languedoc region, not far from Caux, in the south of France. Bernard Bellahsen bought the then run down winery and vineyards in 1993 and has since transformed it into a high quality Languedoc wine producer working with organic farming and with biodynamic principles. It is a small wine producer with only some 4.5 hectares of vineyards. The vineyards are scattered on a few different plots in the landscape, among fields and forest. Bernard Bellahsen has kept some very old vines on the land, some over 70 years old. Instead of using a heavy tractor to work in the vineyards Domaine Fontedicto has a horse to plough and to do vineyard work. The grapes grown are mainly grenache, syrah and mourvèdre, giving low harvest yields of between 17 and 23 hl/ha.

Domaine Fontedicto’s modest winery is housed in a barn in the yard. Bellahsen uses stainless steel fermentation tanks and some cuvees are also aged in oak barrels. He makes a few different wines: Coulisses from half carignan and some syrah and mourvèdre (and aramon), Promise that is dominated by carignan, Pirouette, Premiere Braises, and the white L’Entrechat.

All images © copyright Per Karlsson, BKWine. Images may not be used without our permission.


Languedoc Domaine Fontedicto – stock photo samples – Images by Per Karlsson

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