Grape : Carignan, Picpoul Noir
Vineyards size : 32 acres (13 hectares)
Farming : Agriculture raisonnée Vineyards in terrace facing south Clay and limestone compose the top soil, and siliceous sandstone compose the deep soil Age of the vines: 15 to 60 years and 70 to 100 years for the carignans.
History : Located at the foot of the Montagne Noir, at the crossroads of Hérault and Aude, the domaine is in the heart of the Petit Causse. In the Oc language, you don't speak about a "château", but about "campagne", "mas" or "borie"; explaining the name of the wines. The name Clos Centeilles comme from the name of the place where the domaine is located but also from the name of the cuvée which was done by Patricia Boyer Domergue in 1990.
The top value of the domaine : Small parcels are cultivated in terrace, like in the old times to respect the Terroir; this has allowed some of them to be classified with the appellation Minervois la Livinière in 1999.