We think that 80% of the quality of a wine is determined in the vineyards. That’s why we cherish our old vines with their profound root-system, attaining deep-down water and minerals even in the hottest season. Our oldest vineyard, the Allicante Henri Bouchet, is one hundred years old, the old Carignans and several Grenaches about seventy. Next to that, we planted new vineyards, adding especially Mouvèdre and expanding our white Grenache.
To keep the taste of each grape as concentrated as it can be, we keep our yields low (35 HL/HA) by rigorous pruning, ebourgenage, and vendange en vert where necessary.
The fourteen hectares are divided in no more than twenty-five separate plots on different levels, all surrounded by trees and garrigue. As a result,we have a perfect natural balance in the vineyards, making it easy and no more than logical to work completely organic. Terre des Dames is certied by Ecocert.