Owner

Bruno and Fabienne Schenck

Winemaker

Bruno and Fabienne Schenck

Varieties

Grenache, Maccabeo, Roussanne, Black Grenache, Carignan, Shiraz, Cinsault, Mourvèdre

Vineyard

The vineyards are on classic argilo-calcaire soils, with some sandstone, in the wild hills between Cucugnan and Padern, overlooked by the amazing hill-top Cathar castles of Quéribus and Peyrepertuse. 

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About Domaine du Grand Arc

Bruno and Fabienne Schenck established Domaine du Grand Arc in 1995, in the commune of Cucugnan by. The vines, however, are far older. The Domaine consists of some 22 hectares within a 150 hectare territory of existing vines and Mediterranean garrigue scrub vegetation. They have also restored most of the old stone buildings on the property, where they now make the wine. Of the 22 hectares of vines, 3 are white grapes (Grenache, Maccabeo and Roussanne), and 19 red (Black Grenache, Carignan, Shiraz, Cinsault and Mourvèdre). yields are limited from the different varieties: between 35 and 45 Hl/hectare. They started moving to organic viticulture in 2013, and will be certified starting with the 2016 vintage. All the grapes are hand-picked.