CHRISTOPHER & SEBASTIEN
In Corbières, a meeting of two men, a few words about the Carignan grape, and in the twinkling of an eye a friendship is born.
Christopher, with a hidden smile. Burgundian by his mother, English by his father, he discovered wine, with his wife Louise, in London. The Languedoc captured his imagination and his heart. In 2007 an ancient vineyard, mostly planted with old Carignan vines became available, and Christopher discovered his alter-ego winemaker.
Sébastien, a beret-bearing colossus with his feet firmly planted in the vines. Sébastien speaks the language of terroir. Growing up on his family vineyard in the Dordogne, he learned everything by the age of 9. Formal winemaking studies and positions at Bordeaux chateaux preceded his arrival in the Languedoc. Mastering the grape varieties of the Languedoc within a few harvests, he fell in love with the Carignan, his Cathar mistress.