Pierre Jéquier & Blandine Chauchat


Mas Foulaquier, Languedoc-Roussillon

The Pic Saint Loup is a so-believed 1000-year-old village of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, successively hosting farms, sheepfolds and now, vineyards. Pierre Jéquier, the Swiss architect, bought the Foulaquier estate in 1998, working the soils naturally from the beginning. Vines and cellar are free from artificial products and chemicals. Their wines are powerful, fruity, and highly drinkable.

"We are not trying to maximise the extraction's volume, but the fruits' taste and delicacy." - Pierre Jéquier 

Location

Languedoc-Roussillon

Appellation

AOP Pic Saint Loup, Côteaux du Languedoc

Size

15 hectares

Soil

Limestone

Varieties cultivated

Syrah, Grenache, Old Carignan, Vermentino, Clairette, Cinsault, Bourboulenc

Yields/Annual production

60.000 bottles

Age of vines

35 year old on average

Farming/Winemaking

Organic and biodynamic certified, indigenous yeasts only, hand harvested

Certification

AB (2005), Demeter (2007)

Credit picture: Pic Saint Loup