Welcome to Aubai Mema

Aubais is a medieval village south of Nimes, in the Languedoc. In the past the villagers were proud to say that they were from Aubais itself
('Aubai Mema' in Provençal) not just the surrounding county. In 2002, I adopted the expression for my new domaine with equal pride. My long held ambition to make wine became a reality when 10 hectares of vineyards in the outlying Liverna valley were purchased. Protected from the worst of the weather by wooded hills and garrigues, 60 year old Carignan and Grenache vines, and more recently planted Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Viognier, have been cultivated on organic lines from the outset. Official certification is in progress. My aim is to create real “vins de terroir” that explore what each grape variety can express in terms of fruit imprinted with the character of their surroundings. The terroir is limestone and clay based on rock formations that date back 93 million years. Hand picked bunches of grapes arrive at our modern winery in crates, where temperature-controlled stainless steel vats allow the exclusive use of natural yeasts, and also optimal sulphite use. Barrel-ageing in new and used French oak demi-muids follows. Minimal intervention, and maximum expression.

Real Wines, Nature’s Way...from Aubais itself.

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