Domaine le Cazal
Claude and Martine Derroja preside over 18 hectares of vines, grown on chalk and clay soils, all of which are classified as AOC Minervois. They represent the 5th wine-making generation of the Derroja family who have farmed here since 1870. 'Respect' is Claude's guiding principal for the land, for his wines and his customers. Claude farms under the certified 'Agriculture Raisonée' programme, which favours minimalist intervention in the vineyard and is seen by many as a stepping stone towards becoming fully organic. For those interested in visiting the Domaine, Claude and Martine also run a gîte that can house up to 8 people and has impressive views of the local countryside.