Childhood friends Christian Collovray and Jean-Luc Terrier each grew up in a family of winemakers and shared a bond from a young age. They now boast two properties, Domaine des Deux Roches (Mâcon) and Altugnac (Languedoc). The Domaine d’Altugnac estate is southwest of the Languedoc in Limoux. This site benefits from an elevation of up to 500 meters, thereby moderating the Mediterranean climate. The shallow, limestone-based soils are ideal for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The Altugnac estate spans 100 hectares which includes vineyards, woods and farmland. Vines have an average age of 30 years with some nearly 50 years old. Yields are low, sometimes half that required by the designation. Just as they did with Domaine des Deux Roches, the duo sought and received their High Environmental Certification in 2017.
A joy to drink, the Chardonnay Les Turitelles embodies all that is exciting about Limoux – quality, individuality and value. It bursts with white floral aromatics and a touch of citrus on the palate, followed by a concentrated and lingering finish.