Indisputably the leader of the avant-garde in Saint- Chinian, Marc Valette’s powerful, warm, generous wines
speak volumes about his passion and attention to detail. He treats his argilo-calcaire soil and vines only with organic substances and never filters or fines his wines. His winemaking relies on the principle of gravity, using a specially constructed cave on many different levels. He grows his fruit to maximum ripeness and, to respect the grapes and be in physical contact with his wines, he treads his grapes by foot in small 50 hectolitre casks. His love of wine is such that he needs to be touching, breathing and immersed in all aspects at all times. True passion.