In the foothills of Mont Faugères, the singular terroir at Domaine d’Aubaret seduced Jérôme Bonfils. Fiercely proud of this treasure, he has a particular fondness for its Merlots, from stone and schist. 65 hectares of rocky ground, a dry, cool climate and concentrated juice.
Château d’Aubaret sits on a superb plateau adjoining the AOC Faugères vineyard, just north-west of Pézenas, the city of Molière. A terroir of sloping hills and valleys with limestone clay soils with zones of schist at an altitude of 140 metres. North-west orientation ensures regular sunshine exposure.
The soil is of prime importance. The rocky earth gives rise to two types of varietal expression. Grape varieties that thrive on stony soils, that offer structure, concentration and extrovert fruit and grape varieties that flourish on schist, that show a finesse of tannins and a rare elegance with notes of roses and truffle.