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La Colombiere

Only 30 minutes north of Toulouse, some of France’s rarest vines are painstakingly nursed back from extinction by husband and wife team Diane and Philippe

Cauvin. The pair is living their dream, crafting wines from a regional variety: Negrette, which is native to their area of Fronton. 

The first and most significant change was to step up the effort to preserve these rare vines by farming Chateau La Colombiere biodynamically in 2006. Further, the introduction of hand picking and sorting with terroir is composed mostly of gravel and sandy alluvial soils part of the Tarn river terraces creates something special.

The Cauvin's prefer a 'hands-off' winemaking style, considering their efforts are
best directed at the vineyard. In the cellar, they use gravity to preserve the quality of the grapes. For reds, grapes are then partially de-stemmed and lightly crushed before moving straight into cement vats. Diane and Philippe will maintain that it’s not rocket science. Drink these fresh and floral wines anytime of the day.

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