Domaine du Possible, Lansac

 In the late 1990’s, Loïc Roure attended sommelier school and meanwhile started to work-practice at L’Ange vin –  Robinot’s famous 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 Hervé Souhaut before starting out with 2,5 hectares of his own vines in Latour de France in 2003. And this is where 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, buy 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 work organically 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 and flirty wines with high drinkability and which reflect each vineyard they come from.

2018 Cour Toujours

Soil: Granit and schist
Grape: 60% Maccabeu 40% Carignan gris
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: Planted in 1937-1967
Yields: 20 hl/h

Vinification: Direct press then aged in 500 liter old oak barrels and tanks for 13 months before bottling. Some flor occurred during the ageing.


2019 Le Fruit du Hasard

Soil: Clay and limestone in Caudiès de Fenouillèdes
Grape: 80% Carignan Noir 20% Syrah
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: Planted in 1986
Yields: 20 hl/ha

Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation in open tanks with some punch down by feet for 14 days, then pressed and aged in partly tanks and partly old 500 liter old oak barrels before bottling in May 2020.


2019 Tout bu or not tout bu

Soil: Granit, marnes and schist in Cases-de-Pène
Grape: 70% Grenache Noir 30% Mourvèdre
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 punch down by feet for 14 days, then pressed and aged in partly tanks and partly old 500 liter old oak barrels before bottling in May 2020.


2019 Qui á bu, boira

Soil: Granit, Marnes and Schist in Cazes de Pène.
Grape: 70% Syrah 30% Maccabeu
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: Planted between 1975-1985
Yields: 20 hl/ha
Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation in open tanks with some punch down by feet for 10 days, then pressed and aged in partly tanks and partly old 500 liter old oak barrels before bottling in May 2020.


2019 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: Planted in 1917 and 1967
Yields: 20 hl/h

Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation in open tanks with some punch down by feet for 14 days, then pressed and aged in partly tanks and partly old 500 liter old oak barrels before bottling in May 2020.

Name: Charivari is a Catalan slang for brothel. He namned it that because when Loïc made 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…