HOMEDOMAINE DES CÈDRES
DOMAINE DES CÈDRES
IN LINE WITH ORGANIC FOOD PHILOSOPHY

Domaine des Cèdres was created in 1936 by Louis Roussel. In 1970, his grandson, Dominique Pons, started assisting his grandfather. During a trip in Gironde, he met a baker who produced organic bread and who raised his awareness of this modern revival of farming practice which began as a small protest.

In 1973, the conversion to organic vinification began. This first production was commercialised in 1975, by the demijohn, under the name Domaine des Cèdres (due to the presence of giant cedars on the property as at Château de Bastet).

From 1976 onwards, the production was bottled directly on site. Bolstered by the success achieved during wine trade fairs, on the export market and in pioneering organic stores, the estate expanded. Each new hectare acquired is naturally converted into organic farming.

THE NEXT LOGICAL STEP: BIODYNAMIC VITICULTURE

In 1997, Jean-Charles Aubert, father of Julie, the current owner of Château de Bastet together with her husband, Nicolas, became involved in biodynamic winemaking. He logically sought the experience from Dominique Pons, owner of Domaine des Cèdres.

Their common conviction for organic farming and geographical proximity led their paths to cross for some time until Dominique Pons, in search of a buyer, naturally steered his choice towards Château de Bastet with the assurance that the work of a lifetime would be carried on.

Today, Domaine des Cèdres has relocated to the site of Château de Bastet, in Sabran, for its management, winemaking, bottling and sales. The vineyard, however, remains on the communes of St-Nazaire, Vénéjan and Bagnols-sur-Cèze.

CÔTES DU RHÔNE RED

Organic wine, a pioneering vineyard in organic agriculture since 1973.

Its beautiful ruby colour unfolds on pretty aromas of raspberry. Powerful and structured tannins on the palate, dense garigue and ripe fruit notes, leading to beautiful flavours of Morello cherries.

WINE & FOOD PAIRING
With game, or red meat and/or blue cheese.

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IGP PAYS DU GARD RED

The colour is intense raspberry, and red fruits dominate the nose. This pleasurable wine, fresh on the nose, with its round and firm tannins on the palate, gives gorgeous flavours of wild strawberries and a subtle finish of lychee and citrus fruits.

WINE & FOOD PAIRING
With meat grilled a la plancha or on BBQ, hot goat cheese salad, and even bitter chocolate.

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IGP PAYS DU GARD ROSÉ

Feel the summer breeze throughout the year while sipping this light-bodied sunny wine! The pale, shiny colour with pink gold reflections sets the tone with its seducing citrus fruit notes, lively and fresh, from which emerge delicious aromas of ripe fruit.

WINE & FOOD PAIRING
Aperitif, paella, mixed salads and the like.

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IGP PAYS D’OC WHITE

Its beautiful pale gold colour with silvery glints is an excellent introduction to its stone fruit aromas and slight floral accents. The palate is supple with a buttery touch and lingers on a pleasant citrus-flavoured finish.

WINE & FOOD PAIRING
Aperitif, shellfish, fish, vegetables and sunny salads.

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