About This Vineyard
Domaine Joliette is a family owned organic winery run by Andre Mercier and his son Philippe who represents the fourth generation of his family to produce wine. The property is located on the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, along the Mediterranean Coast, near Perpignan, and is surrounded by pine trees, olive trees and garrigue (wild herbs). The 40 hectare vineyard is farmed carefully using organic methods. The vines are more than 40 years of age on average, which means very low yields, and the steep hilled vineyards can only be harvested by hand. The vines are planted on red soils that are typical from the Mediterranean area, calcareous soils and black schist soils for the parcels located on the Agly Valley.