Domaine du Joncas wine
Domaine du Joncas was created by Pascal Dallier in 2010, after he gave up his €40m car dealing business to realise his winemaking dream. He started with only 3 hectares (which has grown to 8 today) and learnt winemaking on his own before receiving advice from Alain Chabanon, a leading local winegrower. What Pascal has achieved in 6 years is truly stunning; being now recognized as one of the “Rising Star” of the region – he was selected as such by a panel of English and French critic like The Decanter or Tim Atkins. His wines are also regularly among the Top 100 Wines of Languedoc, which does not surprise us at all!
What we love a about this domain is the 100% authentic approach, from vineyards to the winery. Everything is organic here, and yields are lower than what you can find anywhere else - as low as 15 hectolitres per hectare! As a result, wines are balanced and show amazing concentration, maturity, and complexity. There is also something unique in each cuvée, and that what makes them even more authentic!
The domain had been on our wish list for a while, but we wanted to be able to offer all their wines at the same time - which can be tricky given the low volumes produced. For example, Domaine du Joncas is one of the only Languedoc producers making a Riesling, which is incredible - but it was extremely hard to get our hands on it!