Château Petit Roubié
Location: Pinet, France
Floriane and Olivier Azan purchased Château Petit Roubié in 1981 and converted into an organic farm in 1995. In 2012, they were the only certified organic estate in the entire appellation of Picpoul de Pinet. Today, Olivier and Floriane are in charge of 60 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tannat, Carignan, Sauvignon Blanc and mostly Picpoul.
Separated from the sea by the Bassin de Thau (a natural lagoon), vines benefit from a Mediterranean climate with moderate winters, low rainfall and hot summers. Humid sea breezes help to cool down the area during the day and the lagoon protects against wide temperature variations in the evenings. Chalky-clay soil and Mediterranean climate provide the ideal conditions to grow organic grapes.