Estate

de ses origines à nos jours

Estate

Situated 15km to the north east of Beziers at the foothills of Montblanc, the domain covers 400ha comprising of an 80 hectare vineyard, 80 ha of cereals, 2ha of olive plantations, garrigue and an oak forest in addition to bee hives which serve for the pollination of the cereals and almond trees.

We work our vines according to sustainable agricultural methods and use stainless steel, concrete and fibre glass vats for vinification. All wines benefit from being bottled at the domain using our own on site plant.

The domain produces 500,000 bottles a year of which 2/3 being white, with the remaining 1/3  dedicated to red and rosé which are are located within the appellation of IGP Côtes de Thongue

Terroir

The Domaine of Montmarin stretches across a line of hills which face south across the golfe du lion and comprise of a mix between chalk and clay dating from the Villafranchian era with sandy loam. The domain benefits from a Mediterranean climate that is heavily influenced by its proximity to the sea which is less than 2km away.

The diversity of our terroir gives us the advantage of being able to plant a range of varieties which include Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Viognier, Roussanne, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Grenache.

Origins

The Montmarin domain has been in the family since the 15th Century. The origins of the family are Spanish and more precisely from the region of Lerida in Catalonia. Sarret was a man of arms at the service of the 1st king of Aragon of Majorca which occupied the region of Montpellier during a period lasting for 60 years.

It was in 1488 that Nicolas de Sarret bought the domain during the Italian war. The legal documents associated with the purchase were written on sheep skin and still exist to this day.

Right up until the 19th century, the 400ha domain constituted of Olive groves, vines (5ha), cereal production as well as a river and grazing livestock such as goats, sheep and horses.

In 1987, the count Phillipe de Bertier, inherited the domain by way of his mother Paule de Sarret who was the 28th generation family member. At the transfer, the decision was made to modernise the vineyard and winery thus transforming it from bulk production to almost exclusively by the bottle.