Domaine Benjamin Taillender

About Domaine Benjamin Taillander

Languedoc, France

I live in the Minervois region (south-west of France) since 2007. I do not come from a family of wine makers, so from day one, this commitment has been a great challenge.

At this moment, my domaine thrives by the Black Mountain (most south relief of the Massif Central) and stretches on twenty hectares which represent sixteen vines flourishing on south exposed terrace fields in mediterranean climate, growing on mostly clay-limestone soil, with occasional schist, sand and marble.

Since the very beginning of my establishment, the whole vine process is organic. The grape variety is totally mediterranean. Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault and Syrah for the red. Grey Terret, Grey Grenache, White Grenache, and some Muscat for the white. The non-vine land of the domaine is olive trees, fields and garrigue.

The grape harvest is manual through twelve kilo crates which are gravitationally emptied in the containers. All yeast and lactic bacteria are indigenous, as the only input to my wine is a minimal dose of sulphur necessary during the bottling.

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