About the producer: Domaine le Champ des Murailles
Located at the heart of Boutenac, one of the 11 sub-zones of Corbières, the Bories family owns 21 hectares of vineyards that benefit from a South East exposition. Their vines are naturally protected from the north wind and catch longer sunshine. They mainly grow local varieties; Carignan (with vines being between 50 and 100 years old), Syrah, Grenache Noir, Mourvedre, Roussane and Marsanne. In charge of the estate today, Pierre Bories is dedicated to produce wines that truly reflect their terroir. In order to do so, he adapts his approach both in vineyards and winery to the changing nature of the vintages, without trying to adulterate them by using techniques that tend to standardise the wines produced. View our selection.
The Bories have been making wine in Corbières since 1896. In the 1980s, Jacqueline and François decided to buy parcels of vines and refused to pull up the oldest vines, unlike most producer of the region. They now owns some of the oldest vines in Languedoc. At present their vineyards are under restructuration with one goal in mind: growing the different varieties on the most suitable soil in order to create blends that will gain in delicacy and complexity. No new vines are planted without a prior in-depth analysis of the soil. Parcels benefit from very intense care, including disbudding, leaf thinning and green harvesting and they have now started their transition to become fully organic. In the winery, micro vinification and fermentation with indigenous yeasts are used to emphasise the particularities of each terroir so their wine can express their individuality.