Founded in the early 1990s, Laurent Vaille is the renowned winemaker behind Grange des Pères, a highly acclaimed winery in southern France's Languedoc-Roussillon region.
Vaille's winemaking philosophy centres around producing wines of great finesse and complexity that reflect the unique characteristics of the Languedoc-Roussillon terroir. He is deeply committed to crafting wines with a sense of place, focusing on expressing the distinct qualities of the vineyards where his grapes are grown.
Grange des Pères practices sustainable viticulture with a strong emphasis on organic and biodynamic principles. He believes in nurturing healthy vineyards by promoting biodiversity and maintaining a balanced ecosystem. The vineyards are meticulously tended, and the grapes are carefully hand-harvested to ensure optimal quality.
In the cellar, Vaille adopts a meticulous and detail-oriented approach. The grapes are treated with great respect, and the winemaking process is gentle and non-interventionist. Vaille employs traditional winemaking techniques combined with modern precision to create elegant and expressive wines.
The flagship wine of Grange des Pères is a red blend that typically consists of Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Counoise. These carefully selected varietals are vinified separately and blended to create a harmonious and balanced wine. The result is a wine of remarkable depth and complexity, often praised for its rich fruit flavours, refined tannins, and excellent ageing potential.