Domaine Grand Guilhem. In Cascastel-des-Corbieres. Fitou. Languedoc. Vines trained in Gobelet pruning. Old, gnarled and twisting vine. The vineyard. France. Europe.
Domaine Grand Guilhem, Fitou / Corbieres, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Domaine du Grand Guilhem is a wine estate in the Corbieres and Fitou appellations in Languedoc. The winery, that is also a very charming bed and breakfast, is located in the small and quite remote village of Cascastel des Corbières in the south of France, not far from Roussillon and Spain. It was created by Severine and Gilles Contrepois roughly a decade ago – tired of city life in Paris.
The Domaine Grand Guilhem covers some 12 hectares of vineyards. The land is farmed organically (Ecocert). They have the classic Languedoc grape varieties, including some interesting 60 years old carignan vines. Other grapes they have are grenache, syrah, mourvèdre, muscat and maccabeu. The vineyards are mainly on schist soil, worked traditionally and with grapes harvested manually (which is a necessity since the vines are in goblet pruning). Winemaking is careful and non-interventionist using natural yeasts and very little intervention as well as only minimal doses of sulphur.
Domaine Grand Guilhem makes several different wines, both table wines and sweet wines. This includes red Fitou, Corbieres white and rosé, and a range of sweet wines: Muscate de Rivesaltes, Rivesaltes Grenache, and Rivesaltes Rancio.
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