Mas de la Source
The Domaine Robert Vic is an estate located in Preignes, separated from the Mediterranean by a small extinct volcano. This proximity to the seas has a moderating effect on the vineyards ensuring that complexity develops in the grapes during the ripening process. The winery is housed in a magnificent ancient castle dating back to Roman times, though most of the current building is Medieval. The Vic family is a fifth-generation family producer making wines only from their own vineyards. Jerome Vic is now head of the business and his wife Aurélie the chief enologist. The winery maintains 160 hectares of vines on a variety of soils, including basalt, volcanic, clay and gravel. The old vines have roots that penetrate deep into the soil in search of scarce water.
Since 2006, the Domaine has been certified under the QualEnvi, a certification system for small independent wineries designed to eliminate chemicals dangerous to human health, ensure ecological sustainability and protect soils while, at the same time, striving for the highest quality product.