The AOC Languedoc - Saint-Saturnin, which brings together the communes of Saint-Saturnin de Lucian, Jonquières, Arboras and Saint-Guiraud, is to the north of Sète. Some 40 kilometres north-west of Montpellier, this wine growing area is made up of small rural villages whose vineyards are scattered over the appellation area. It backs onto the southern foothills of the Larzac and is overlooked by the Rocher des Vierges (536 m in altitude).
A uniform terroir facing due south
AOC Languedoc-Saint-Saturnin characteristics are due to where the vineyards are sited and its natural uniformity. Facing due south and lying on a terrace of naturally drained clay and limestone soil, it is overlooked by the Rocher des Vierges which acts as a natural water tower. It benefits from the fresh air coming off the plateau du Larzac and the warm Tramontane wind which blows through regularly. Together, these factors contribute strongly towards the balance, elegance and fresh qualities of both the red and rosé wines.