About the maker
Domaine Benjamin Taillandier, since it's inception 2007, has been farming organically and is now completely dry-farmed. This means none of Benjamin's vineyards are irrigated.
The domaine thrives by the Black Mountain (most south relief of the Massif Central) and stretches on twenty hectares, representing sixteen vines flourishing on south exposed terrace fields in mediterranean climate, growing on mostly clay-limestone soil, with occasional schist, sand and marble. The grape harvest is manual through twelve kilo crates which are gravitationally emptied in the containers. All yeast and lactic bacteria are indigenous. Benjamin feels that many of the wines in the Minervois AOC are too concentrated and alcoholic, and works hard to make wines that, while full flavoured, are lighter, fresher, and lower in alcohol than most average wines from the Languedoc.See the Benjamin Taillandier collection here