"Clos Centeilles, in the Languedoc, in the heart of the Cru La Livinière"

NOTRE DOMAINE VITICOLE

A GLIMPSE OF OUR HISTORY

CENTEILLES was, in the past, a popular meeting-place, as is shown by a parcel called “foirail” in the land register, a name which is given to the fairground or the traces of Roman villa that we can see from the air on a rainy day. It’s there that are found the “rural” buildings, restored at the end of the XVIIIth century and surrounded by vines sometimes a century old.

Amidst the olive and almond trees, cypresses and vines, the church of Notre-Dame de Centeilles extends the estate and dominates the “clos”, the fields enclosed by dry stone walls. It was restored in the 1960’s and since then, the bells have once again rung out over the countryside.

OUR ESTATE

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Found in Siran, at the foot of the Montagne Noire, at the crossroads of the Hérault and the Aude, Clos Centeilles is in the heart of the “Petit Causse”, the westernmost part of the appellation.  This winegrowing holding abounds with history.  Clos Centeilles is both a land register reference for the winemaking estate and the name of the first cuvée to come out of this dormant countryside in 1990, the date when Patricia Boyer Domergue purchased it.

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Before becoming a winemaking estate, CENTEILLES was a popular meeting-place, as is shown by a parcel called “forail” in the land register, a name which is given to the fairground or the traces of a Roman villa that we can see from the air on a rainy day.  It’s there that are found the “rural” buildings, surrounded by vines sometimes a century old.

Amidst the olive and almond trees, cypresses and vines, the church of Notre-Dame de Centeilles extends the estate and dominates the “clos”, the fields enclosed by dry stone walls. It was restored in the 1960’s and since then, the bells have once again rung out over the countryside.

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On this site, we’ve chosen to put our trust in this terroir immune to drought and in its little parcels divided into terraces, facing the South.  The recognition in 1999 of the appellation “Minervois la Livinière” was a reward for that choice.  To the time of rescue of this abandoned terroir there has succeeded, for several years now, that of the forgotten grape varieties.

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