At Domaine Gardiés, many different sizes of oak barrels are used. By the look of this picture, it seems like there is a lot new ones but it's really that they keep their cellar very clean, so it looks like they are new!
This is a view straight out of the front door of the winery, at Domaine Gardiés.
Limestone for days! This rock is a big part of this region. However, they are not as generous with their nutrients as the limestones from places like Burgundy, or the Loire Valley.
Concrete is also a preferred vilification and aging vessel for many of Jean's cuvées.
Jean Gardiés likes his big new barrels. There are a lot from the famous Stockinger, out of Austria.
Gardies - 2012 Cotes de Roussillon Tautavel Rouge, “Clos de Vignes”