Schist comes in all sorts of colors and sizes. The ones at Gardiés are more like something one would see underneath railroad ties.
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.
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.
They call this "black" schist, but clearly it's a little more grey.
Gardies - 2013 Cotes de Roussillon Villages Rouge, “La Torre”