ABOUT US [THE GROWERS]

Wine brings people together. It gets them talking about it, and about themselves. They love it for the sensory pleasures it brings, and for the story it tells about the vines that produced it and the growers who tended them.

Some people talk about wine in terms of chemistry: SO2, H2SO4, C2H6O. But to us, that’s not where its beauty lies, so let’s spend some time getting to know it.

[LAURENCE]

[JEAN-FRANÇOIS]

[GUILLEM]

WHAT UNITES US TODAY

[FLOWER POWER] Before they took over the family estate, Laurence and Jean-François planned to grow flowers. They already had horticulture in their blood, and the delicate elegance of flowers probably influenced their approach to wine.

[NEOPHYTE] Before he took up winegrowing Guillem travelled the length and breadth of Africa, tempted by its wide open spaces. He trained in Burgundy, and then returned to his roots.

Two experienced farmers joined forces with another who offered a new and fresh approach. The result: wines of great richness and complexity.

WHAT UNITES US TODAY

[FLOWER POWER] Before they took over the family estate, Laurence and Jean-François planned to grow flowers. They already had horticulture in their blood, and the delicate elegance of flowers probably influenced their approach to wine.

[NEOPHYTE] Before he took up winegrowing Guillem travelled the length and breadth of Africa, tempted by its wide open spaces. He trained in Burgundy, and then returned to his roots.

Two experienced farmers joined forces with another who offered a new and fresh approach. The result: wines of great richness and complexity.

A BRIEF HISTORY

1904: Laurence and Jean-François’ great-grandfather, an optician, acquires an estate on the outskirts of Perpignan. At this time, many families in Roussillon grow grapes as a sideline. Subsequent generations of the family make wine in the cooperatively owned cellars of Pia and Le Mas Llaro, also just outside the town.

1994: Two young winegrowers, Laurence and Jean-François Rière, produce their first batch in a series of ninety-year-old concrete tanks. They modernize the estate and begin placing a strong emphasis on quality, investing in cellars and land and extending their vines into the Agly valley. Since then, their wines have maintained an extremely high degree of consistency.

2015: Guillem, their nephew, joins the business. He shares the same commitment to continuity, and to fine, elegant wines with the strong character that has always typified the estate.

Contact

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