In 1989, the opportunity arose for the former manager of
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti to buy five hectares of vines in
the hills of the Corbières appellation.
Overlooking the valley near Lagrasse, at a height of 300 meters,
the plot was surrounded by heath and the « garrigues »
scrubland, thus providing the possibility of further planting.
Pascaline et Hervé Leferrer set about equipping a cellar in the
middle of the village and progressively cleared and prepared
areas of this rocky, limestone-clay plateau where, despite it
being difficult to reach, the Vines are most definitely in their
element. For their red wines, they planted Syrah and Grenache
and for their whites, Roussanne, Viognier and Muscat.
They have recently bought 2 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon,
so that since 2006 vintage, they can a vin de Pays d’OC as
entry of range (bottles and Bag In Box).
Domaine du Grand Crès, now, owns 19 hectares.