DOMAINE LE ROC
Domaine le Roc is situated between the Garonne and the Tarn at the heart of the Fronton AOC region. We produce wines with a strong character including "Negrette", the grape variety that has become our emblem.
Our philosophy has remained unchanged for more than 30 years. We aim to work intelligently and with respect for living things. We don’t farm under an organic label , but our agriculture is responsible and environmentally friendly . We work respectfully and with sincerity, guided by ‘country’ common sense and the knowledge that the land does not belong to us.
Jean Luc Ribes, a self proclaimed “Bluesman” at night and viticulturist by day, is perfect for his job harmonizing the soil and vines. He is a real pioneer in the way he uses grass. All the vines have been under grass since 1981 and in the winter there are sheep grazing on the land.
The same philosophy prevails in the cellar. The grapes (Negrette, Syrah and Cabernet) are harvested when they are absolutely ripe and they are handled with particular care. Our main concern is the concentration of the wine and the length of time allotted for fermentation. You can taste it right away. The fruitiness of our wine is comparable to no other. It is authentic and generous.
The story of Domaine le Roc is that of a family and a team that is united and where each person has his place. Jean Luc took over the family property in 1981. He was joined by Frederic and Cathy in 1988 and then by Pierre in 1995.