In the pretty and little known village of Lauris, roughly 25 minutes from Aix-en-Provence and 5 km from the tourist hub of Lourmarin, the 35 hectares of vineyards which make up the Domaine de Fontenille it stretch across countryside planted with olive trees and cherry trees and carpeted with vineyards, against a backdrop of chalky mountains with the Durance river as a landmark.
The rebirth of a great wine-growing estate in the Luberon
Domaine de Fontenille had been ailing for several years and its years of splendour
were far behind it. Once recommended by specialised publications, it was finding it hard to remain consistent in terms of quality. Taken over by Frédéric Biousse and Guillaume Foucher, the Domaine has undergone a rejuvenation: in the process of converting to organic farming, its wines are remarkably crafted (in new stainless steel and concrete vats and barrels) under the leadership of the oenologist and agricultural engineer Laurence Berlemont, who has a new cellar and more recent wine-making techniques.
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