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Producer profile: Domaine de la Grange des Pères

Last year James Lawther MW visited this cult wine producer, situated in the Languedoc region of l'Hérault, and got a rare chance to talk to the late winemaker Laurent Vaillé about humble beginnings and why he was happy to be patient when it came to winemaking.

In 2019, bottles of Domaine de la Grange des Pères were submitted for sale in an online auction in France.

Vintages presented included the inaugural red 1992 and continued vertically through to 2016. The bidding was enthusiastic, bottles of the 1992, 1993 and 1994 going for over €1,000 a flagon, the 1992 eventually knocked down for €5,219. At the same event vintages of the rarer white made €552 (2004) and €448 (1996). Needless to say, these were all record prices.


Scroll down for James Lawther MW’s top picks from Domaine de la Granges des Pères



See James Lawther MW’s top picks from Domaine de la Grange des Pères


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