Domaine du Météore

An organic domaine on schist soil in AOP Faugeres, we takes our name from a 10,000 year old meteorite crater in and around which our vines grow.

About the winery
Named after the 200m wide meteorite crater which sits at its heart, Domaine du Météore is situated in the village of Cabrerolles, at over 300m altitude in the foothills of the Haut- Languedoc mountains. The rocky, schistous terroir is rarely found elsewhere, and we are unique in having vines in two of the area’s most famous appellations: Faugères and Saint-Chinian (Roquebrun). The structures of the soils differs between appellations - Faugères is predominantly composed of blue schist, while Saint-Chinian is dominated by yellow schist - allowing the domaine to to explore and compare their influence. Our aim is to create wines that truly give a sense of terroir. Farmed organically for over 10 years, the domaine is now in biodynamic conversion.

Learn more about Domaine du Météore and their facilities at:

http://domainedumeteore.com

Location

AOP Faugeres

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 17:00Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:00Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:00Thursday: 09:30 - 17:00Friday: 09:30 - 17:00Saturday: 11:00 - 17:00Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
Cellar door / shop
Yes - see more
Accommodation
No
Tastings
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Tours
No
Restaurant
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Events / Weddings
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Languages
English, French, Spanish
Children friendly
No
Region
AOP Faugeres
Country
France
Organic
No
Grape varieties
Roussanne, Vermentino, ViognierCarignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
History & Geography
The Cevennes mountains to the north of the domaine shelter the domaine from harsh winds and create a down-current of cool air that gives their wines freshness and acidity. On schist, vine roots are forced to grow deep, which keeps yields low and brings a distinctive elegance and minerality to the wines, whilst they are suffused with the aromatic wild herbs that characterise the surrounding garrigue.
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