Vigneron: Elisabeth Luquettes
The first bottles of Domaine les Luquettes were released in 1997 but the Domaine has a history of wine making stretching back as far as 1852 - in fact the old vertical press built in 1892 has been preserved and is still used every year, although the rest of the cellar has been recently modified to bring the wine making up to modern standards whilst still respecting the environment around them.
Care for the environment is of paramount importance for the Domaine. The vines are all tended, worked and harvested manually, pesticides and weed killers have not been used for over 20 years and 400 sheep roam the estate, fertilising and grazing on the grasses between the vines. All this to ensure an ecological balance that promotes the best possible growth and flavours of the fruit.