Pic-Saint-Loup, Languedoc, France
Ugni Blanc | Sauvignon Blanc
Inebriati was created in 2010 with only 2 hectares of vineyards in the Beauthorey domain and now encompasses close to 6 hectares. Located on the northern end of the Pic-Saint-Loup appellation, Victor is working with crazy old vines in rugged “Gravette” soils in the middle of the garrigue, surrounded by limestone cliffs. The terroir is known as the “engraver”, composed of angular pebbles of limestone from the erosion of cliffs, mixed with brown earth. The vines, which have actually belonged to his father for decades, were converted to Organic viticulture in 1985 and then switched to Biodynamic farming in 1989 (way before it became fashionable).
Victor is steadfast in his belief in natural winemaking, refusing to use any additives, chemicals or other modern winemaking techniques, just grapes and native yeast. He’s also not one to follow the rules of the region, choosing instead to label many of his wines as Vin de France to allow for more freedom of varietals and blending. These wines are so tasty and they just keep getting better.