More limestones. There are certain vineyards within their holdings that are purely limestone and others that are purely schist.
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.
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.
Gardies - 2014 Cotes de Roussillon Blanc, “Les Glaciaires”