The vineyards

 

The Domaine des Trinités covers 24 hectares and is located on the sun baked schist slopes of the Cevennes, where what little vegetation there is struggles against the elements to produce its crop.

It’s this meager rock “soil” which forces the vines roots deeper and deeper to find water and minerals and in the end produces the uniquely expressive and complex wines of this beautiful Domaine.

The micro climate with its 3 prevailing winds, which bring in turn freshness, precipitation and a gentle drying effect, combine with the schist to deliver wines of elegance and plenty of character.

The vines are divided between the classic  Faugères schist (Paleozoic Era), at an altitude of 200 – 300m and the adjoining yellow shist vineyards of the Coteaux de Languedoc further east along the same formation . The steep south facing slopes surrounded by nothing other than garrigue ensure great drainage and the optimum ripening conditions of hot days and cool evenings,  providing the perfect micro-climate for the deep rooting vines grown.