Domaine du Possible, Lansac

Loïc Roure – Domaine du Possible, Lansac

 In the late 90:s, Loïc attended sommelier school and meanwhile started to do work-practice at L’Angevins – famous Robinots wine bar in Paris. He had the idea of running a restaurant/wine bar, but soon realized that he wanted to make good wine instead. So he scrapped his plans and went back to his roots – Rhône!

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Loïc did three years of work-practicing with Thierry Allemand, Gérald Oustrich and Herve Souhaut before starting out with 2,5 hectares of his own vines in Latour de France in 2003. Domaine du Possible was born.
He soon expanded with land closer to Lansac, where he makes his wines in the old Co-op of the village. He also recently purchased 4 hectares in Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes.

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Today, Domaine du Possible covers 8.5 hectares spread over many parcels and communes, all falling under the Côtes du Roussillon A.O.C. He will also in the near future by 2 more beautiful hectares in the Cassagne vineyard, where he’s now making Charivari. So in the coming years he will farm and make wines from the total of 10,5 hectares. Loïc also buys some grapes from friends who works organic from 3-4 hectares every year.

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Loïc is a big fan of wines with good acidity and has a hard time facing the very tannic ones. This bouncing man makes fruit driven, fresh, flirty wines with high drinkability and that also reflects each vineyard they comes from.

2015 Le Fruit du Hasard

Soil: Clay and limestone in Caudiès de fenouillèdes
Grape: 60% Carignan Noir 40% Syrah
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: 30 years old
Yields: 20 hl/ha

Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation in open tanks with some punchdown by feet, then aged in partly tanks and partly old 500-liter oak barrels before bottling in April 2016.


2015 Tout bu or not tout bu

Soil: Granit, marnes and schist in Cazes de Pène.
Grape: 70% Grenache Noir 30% Mourvedre
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: Planted between 1970 and 2003
Yields: 20 hl/h

Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation in open tanks with some punchdown by feet, then aged in partly tanks and partly old 500- liter oak barrels before bottling in April 2016.


2015 L’eau à la Bouche

Soil: Clay, limestone and schist.
Grape: 50% Syrah 50% Grenache Noir and Carignan Noir
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: Planted between 1953 and 1999
Yields: 20 hl/ha

Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation in open tanks with some punchdown by feet, then aged in partly tanks and partly old 500-liter oak barrels before bottling in June 2016.


2015 Charivari

Soil: Gneiss, grey schist and granit, 400 meters altitude outside the village of Cassagne.
Grape: Carignan Noir
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: 52 and 102 years old
Yields: 20 hl/h

Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation in open tanks with some punchdown by feet, then aged in partly tanks and partly old 500-liter oak barrels before bottling in April 2016.

Name: Charivari is a Catalan slang for brothel. He namned it that because when Loïc did this wine the first year in 2003 he was still working for Outrich in Rhône and made his own wines at nights and on weekends. His old worn out press he had at that time, as a new and poor vigneron, broke down one night when he had to press the wine. He sorted that out somehow with plastic film and a lot of swear words, as you can imagine it was all a mess… Brothel…