Domaine Les Aurelles

Basile SAINT-GERMAIN

Born in 1995 from the collaboration of two former Bordeaux winemakers, Karl Maguin (who worked at Latour) and Basile Saint-Germain (Haut Brion), the domaine is located in Caux near Pezenas in Languedoc. The vineyard covers 15 hectares spread in 5 parcels with average yield of 25 hl/ha. The varieties grown are fairly typical for the region, with Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Carignan making up the red contingent, and Rousanne, Clairette, Terret Blanc and Ugni Blanc for the white.

The vines are farmed manually without any chemicals use since the creation of the domaine

The reds are usually aged in tanks whereas part of the whites goes through barrels ageing with a small percentage of new oak. All the wines are aged for several years for them to be ready to be put on the market. The wines are not fined.

“Today, Basile is crafting deep yet elegant and very refine wines which are not in line with what you would usually find in the area”