Domaine des Homs’ estate spreads over 20 hectares in the heart of the Minervois region. The estate is named after the elms (in French ormes) which used to adorn the entrance path a long time ago.
It is a very hot and dry region. The winds blow very often from the sea, bringing some humidity, and from the land bringing drought. The Villafranchian terroir is composed of quaternary soils, and made of angular quartzite stones and sandstone pebbles. On the 20 ha, 12 are in Minervois appellation (on the very stony part) and 8 ha in IGP, where the soils have much more clay (a fabulous natural water reserve for summer time).
Fresh wines from a warm region
In line with practices of organic culture certification, the soils are ploughed, and there is no use of any chemical products, nor chemical fertilizers. Only organic mature ensures the soil nutrition. Vines are pruned short in order to limit the yields which are already low, especially for this region (35hl/ha).
The grapes planted are Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault for the reds, Viognier, Chardonnay and Muscat for the whites.
100 % Muscat petit grain, pleasant nose, delicate and complex, where we easily recognize the Muscat flavors with yellow peach, well-matured cantaloupe, jasmin flowers. The mouth is fresh and remains clean with a delicious off-dry finish.