Text : Nick Bradford
|Terroir :||Central Corbières, Mediterranean influence, at 225-325 metres above
Four different soil-types: schist, limestone clay, clay and red sandstone mix, marl.
Hillside vineyards surrounded by rosemary and green-oak scrub.
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|Vinification :||Manual harvest, destemmed, uncrushed; steeped for one month with daily soaking of the manta.|
|Domaine des Pensées Sauvages is the mi-life
creation of Nick Bradford, ex-anthropologist and his wife Clare, a potter.|
Our terroir : a Mediterranean climate
attenuated by heights above sea-level of 225 - 325 meters; an extraordinary array of soils - fluviatic red sandstone, sedimentary
shale, lacustrian limestone, and many kinds of marl.
Twenty-five acres of scattered hillside vineyards
surrounded by rocks and scrub of juniper, holm oak and rosemary; century-old Carignan, youthful Syrah, some Grenache and
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Photo : Maggie Comley
Footnote : Nick & Clare have retired and the Domaine des Pensées Sauvages has been sold therefore their wines are no longer available, to date no information on the new proprietors has been received, it is not known if they make wine or even trade under the same name.
Century old Carignan vines