Languedoc-Roussillon \\ France
The Valéry family have been farming in Sauvian, between Béziers and the Mediterranean, since 1956. They practise lutte raisonnée, with no herbicides used in the vineyard.It’s an interesting area, with soils ranging from alluvial along the Orbieu river, to limestone terraces on upper slopes, and the hot Languedoc weather tempered by onshore breezes.
We got together with them to blend some new wines: Pas d’Histoires could translate as ‘hakuna matata’, and we all know what that means. A pair of delightful wines, from local varieties.