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Sarrat du Goundy

Sarrat du GoundySarrat de Goundy is situated in La Clape, a rocky enclave just south of Narbonne. The rugged Massif of La Clape is composed of several limestone plateaux, surrounded by wild scrubland known as ‘garrigue.’ Claude Calix first planted vines in 1966, when he was working with the local cooperative. In 2001, he bought the vines for the family domain and his son Olivier is now at the helm. The vineyards are perched high on the massif, overlooking the sea. Their close proximity provides relief from the intense Mediterranean climate, creating wine with both power and elegance. Currently in organic conversion, the estate is planted with Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre, but also the native Bourboulenc which shines in the cooler climate of La Clape. Wines are crafted with indigenous yeasts, with little filtration and fining and a light use of oak, which preserves the unique personality of the region.