Domaine du Pas de l’Escalette
Located between Millau and Montpellier in the Hérault, the Pas de l'Escalette is the essential and emblematic passage between the Larzac and the Mediterranean sea. Nestled at an altitude of 350 meters at the foot of the Larzac plateau, the area of around twenty hectares is divided into some fifty terraces on either side of the Pégairolles de l'Escalette and Lauroux Valley.
Each of their vines is planted on the causse (limestone plateaus). The vineyards are enclosed by ancient rock walls and large stone piles – known locally as “clapas”. High above and to the north, the Larzac plateau’s steep flanks provide protection to the vines and offer natural spring water irrigation.
The winery believes biodiversity and soil work in the vineyards make it possible to produce grapes in harmony with their environment. The estate is certified in organic farming and is in the process of obtaining the Biodyvin biodynamic label. Vines are planted on clay-limestone soils, aged between 45 and 80 years, most head-pruned with naturally limiting yield.