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The 26 hectares of vineyards (including 24 ha within the Minervois wine region) are planted on the brown silt-clayey soil, snugly sheltered from the wind on the southerly slopes of eroded "Mourels". This exceptional terroir provides the optimum natural conditions for the Syrah, Grenache and Carignan varieties, as well as Mourvèdre and Viognier.

Domaine La Prade Mari, aerial view

In 1964, Pierre Mari and his son Laurent left their farm (vineyards, olives, oranges & lemons) in the Algier region of Algeria. With nothing more than their wide experience and the will to succeed, they moved into the Domaine La Prade Mari and set about reconstructing a vineyard on land that was covered by olive groves, in the Minervois hills near the village of Aigne, on a series of rocky ridges covered in wild Mediterranean scrub and dotted with Aleppo pines and rosemary. The vines grow between the ridges in the marly soil of the depressions
Today, his grandson Eric carries on the family traditions, so deeply rooted in the Mediterranean land, where though his profession as a vine-grower, he cultivates the spirit of his ancestors. Coming to recharge his "spiritual batteries" on his finest piece of land near an olive tree, he likes to listen to the melodious song of the southerly wind blowing through the silvery-green leaves... A host of family images are conjured up by the Song of the Olive Tree - Le Chant de l'Olivier -.

Domaine La Prade Mari vineyard
éric Mari
Olive tree on the estate

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