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Domaine de Cébène, is a winery with a true sense of place. World renowned winemaker Brigitte Chevalier left Bordeaux and planted her roots in Faugères where she established her own certified organic winery. Brigitte came to Faugères to make wine in her own, highly individual style. The estate is recognized as a leader within this appellation and has gained recognition by some of the leaders within the industry. Andrew Jefford MW stated Domaine de Cébène as one of the few "Best of the South” vineyards in Decanter magazine.
Brigitte Chevalier has established her vineyard in a remote area of Faugères centered around a ziggurat-shaped hill with an elevation of 320 m above sea level. This particular area benefits from a range of exposures from north-facing, then around the slope of the hill facing east before finishing with full southern exposure. Beneath this site is the prominent terroir of Faugères, which is embedded with schist. This distinctive soil type extended from Faugères southwestwards into Saint-Chinian producing wines with pronounced acidity and minerality – qualities that make these two regions stand apart from neighboring areas. These unique factors such as soil, exposure and climate allow Brigitte to produce a product line that suit her palate and style.
Her sound choice of terroirs, in conjunction with deep-rooted vines, very low yields, grapes hand-picked at optimum ripeness and careful vinification give her wines a special and unique profile. She has captured the style and delicate flavors of cooler appellation wines. Brigitte states, “I want to make vin du nord (wine from the north) in the south.”
Victory Wine & Spirits Inc is proud to partner with Domaine de Cébène and we look forward to sharing these wines with our valued clients very soon! Stay tuned for updates!