Located in the Hérault department and more precisely in the commune of Cabrerolles, Domaine Léon Barral estate has been run by Léon Barral since 1990. A forerunner in sustainable farming practices and eager to reach utter excellence, the rigorous and passionate Léon Barral estate pays great attention to respecting the terroir, the soil, the ecosystem, the fruit and all living species.
The wines of the Léon Barral estate are renowned for their delicate tannic structure and their beautiful freshness.
The Léon Barral estate watches over a vineyard that spreads over a tapestry of small plots which comprise old vines. Planted on a terroir composed exclusively of schist, the 30 to 80-year-old vines give rise to fine Languedoc wines which are produced in the Faugères appellation or IGP Pays de l'Hérault.
The 2019 IGP Hérault vintage by Domaine Leon Barral is produced within the IGP Pays de l'Hérault appellation.
Vinification and ageing
For all of the estate's cuvées, the goal of the vinification process is to reveal the nuances and identity of each wine's terroir of origin. Maceration with the grape stalk if the ripeness level allows it, use of indigenous yeasts, no extraction. Aged in barrels (no new barrels) so that the wines are not marked by wood.
The 2019 IGP Hérault vintage by Domaine Leon Barral can be cellared until at least 2029, thus enabling it to reveal its full aromatic range.