A domain buffeted by waves
Here, vines emerge cradled by the swell, the autumn rains and the cool sea air. Water infiltrates the terrain, flowing in to give the berries a unique note with an island accent. In this fluid cycle, the sea embraces the enclave and dew covers the vegetation, delicately anchoring this saline tensity in the white and rosé wines of Domaine de l'Ile.
Rainy days are so rare they are cherished, creating temporary streams and an entire network of gullies that feed into water tables in its valleys. The slopes channel this rainwater, which is immediately absorbed by the clay soils of Porquerolles. It is precisely what vines need to release the freshness that inevitably quenches their thirst.
Blue embedded in pupils
The Mediterranean embraces this fragment of rock and coppice. In calanques bitten by seafoam and the salty imprint of ocean spray, the vines prosper, caught between land and sea, sensitive to the kindness of the immensity that watches over it. It becomes ever-more resistant to drought and dry winds, forging its character. Wrapped in the immutability of the sea, which tempers the burning or freezing climes, its fruits grow gently like the island’s subtle tides, offering our wines their sweet saltiness.
In Porquerolles, the atmospheric humidity is ideal. Averaging 78% per year, it is the perfect barometer for stemming the burning flows from the South. Dew, unknown in the South of France, regularly lands on the island. It protects the vines from water stress, prevents dehydration and keeps the plant in good health for photosynthesis. All this benefits the transport of sugar by the phloem and its accumulation in the berries. The grapes are filled with this generous insularity that makes the mouth water.