Sainte Croix is an artisanal wine growing estate situated in the Hautes Corbières area of Southern France, on the border between Languedoc and Roussillon. The domaine is composed of many parcels of vines, often field blends of over 100 years old, for the most part on limestones of different periods, but also on schist and volcanic outcrops.
Our aim is to create tangible expressions of these stunning locations, giving a reality to the abstract concept of terroir; wines of personality and place. We do this using organically-farmed, hand harvested grapes of the highest quality, grown with utmost respect for the vineyard environment. Most of our wines are essentially crafted from Carignan and Grenache, on different sites and soil types, occasionally completed by Syrah or Mourvèdre. Winemaking, using only natural yeasts involve the fewest possible interventions in the wine to preserve the character of the fruit. Many single vineyard vinifications in each vintage further our understanding of the flavours produced by a certain soil type and/or location.
We hope that beyond philosophical discussion and abstraction, our wines bring pleasure, interest and excitement.