“All the work we do in the vineyard has one aim – to produce great natural wines that express our terroir.”
Peter and Deborah Core left their city jobs in London in 2002 to follow their dream of making wine. After spending time in New Zealand and Bordeaux, they finally settled in the Languedoc. In July 2006 they bought their first vines from Pierre Quinonero of Domaine de la Garrance and Mas Gabriel was born.
The domaine is small but perfectly formed comprising some 6 hectares at the foot of the Haut Languedoc National Park and within 20km of the Mediterranean. Peter and Deborah use no herbicides, pesticides, systematic fungicides or chemical fertilisers, preferring to work organically following biodynamic principles. Yields are kept low at between 15 and 25 hectolitres per hectare.
Their wines are already making a name for themselves and it is easy to see why.