DOMAINE DE LA MOTTE
History and Geography
This 53-hectare domain is situated near Narbonne. Along with Domaine de la Boulandière and Garrigues de Truilhas, it formed part of the James Herrick vineyards, which were bought from the Australian group Fosters in 2007.
The vines of Domaine de la Motte surround the ultra-sophisticated high technology winery, unique of its kind amongst independent producers in the Languedoc, both in terms of quality and size of installations.
With thermo-vinification equipment capable of 8 tonnes per hour, a rotary vacuum filter, flotation tanks, a pneumatic cap puncher, hot and cold pre-fermentation maceration tanks, and thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks with a capacity of over 70,000 hectolitres, the domain also possesses a barrel hall with a capacity of 700 barrels.
The Vineyard and its Terroir
The Domaine de la Motte vineyard stands in the ancient bed of the Aude river, with a single soil type of gravel and clayey sand dating from the quaternary era. Mainly Chardonnay, the vines are cultivated “Australian style” in cordon de Royat, with a grassed space of 3 metres between the rows.
The vineyard is equipped with an irrigation system, which can also deliver fertilizer.
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