DOMAINE DE LA BOULANDIÈRE
History and Geography
This 83 hectare domain is situated close to Lézignan Corbières. Along with Domaine de la Motte and Garrigues de Truilhas it formed part of the James Herrick vineyards, which were bought from the Australian group Fosters in 2007.
The vines surround the house and wine cellar, with 10 hectares of as yet unplanted land which will allow renewal of the vineyard. Chardonnay is privileged here and like at Domaine de la Motte and at Garrigues de Truilhas, the vines are cultivated « Australian style » in cordon de Royat, with a grassed over space of 3 metres between the rows.
The vineyard is equipped with an irrigation system which can also deliver fertilizer if required.
The Vineyard and its Terroir
Domaine de la Boulandière has several complementary soil types, which date from the end of the tertiary era to the beginning of the quaternary era. The earth is composed mainly of limestone and recent alluvions.