Perched on the first hills of the Haut Languedoc, the Allegria winery has stunning panoramic views overlooking the plains below that stretch to the Mediterranean and to the Montagne Noire to the west. On a clear day, the snow capped peaks of the Pyrenees can also be seen in the distance.
This promising winery was created in 2008 with the purchase of 9 hectares of vines by Ghislain and Delphine d'Aboville, and Roberto de la Mota, one of the most respected Argentinian oenologists. The winery has already caught the eye of critics: Poivre de Mourvèdre 2012 red wine has recently been heralded by Olivier Poussier, the World's Best Sommelier of 2000. He commented that this wine is "a rare pearl of pure mourvèdre. A very colourful wine that opens it arms to you with a concentration of spice and fruits. And the "Cousu Main" red wine caught the attention of the tasting panel from La Revue du Vin de France. "Intense, smoky, and full of character. It has a generous body and will further improve with age." Rating: 14.5-15.5. The Guide Hachette des Vins 2016 wine guide awarded a star for the 2012 vintage. And its “Petits Bonheurs” red wine was selected by La Revue du Vin de France, the renowned French wine magazine, in their 2016 vintage special edition, as one of the best wines of the 2016 vintage. “Interesting blend of syrah and cinsault, colourful, very expressive, deliciously liquoricy. As good as it gets.”
Allegria is one of the first Languedoc wineries created that is completely respectful of the environment. The 9 hectares of vines are iorganically certified, and the new wine making and storing buildings have been designed with the same philosophy; a grass roof, rainwater collecting tank, solar paneled electricity…
The vineyards are planted with a nice mix of Mediterranean grape varietals; a majority of Syrah, lots of Mourvèdre, a few acres of Cinsault and a small plot of Carignan.