Producer Profile

Jean-Baptiste Senat

In 1995, Jean-Baptiste and Charlotte Senat returned to their family's land in the commune of Trausse in Minervois, seeking a change from their lives in Paris. Jean-Baptiste, then a student, found inspiration from natural winemakers and the writings of Jules Chauvet, leading him to discover the style of wines he wanted to produce and the place he wanted to make them.

The Domaine's first vintage was in 1996, marking the beginning of Jean-Baptiste's journey. He revamped the cellar and transitioned to Ecocert farming, taking a hands-on approach in both the vineyards and the cellar. Meanwhile, Charlotte handles the administrative and commercial aspects of the winery.

Where The Wines Come From


In the sun-drenched region of Languedoc in southern France, natural winemaking is gaining momentum, offering a fresh perspective on this historic wine-producing area. Stretching from the rugged hills of the Cévennes to the picturesque shores of the Mediterranean, Languedoc boasts a rich tapestry of terroirs and grape varieties. Natural winemakers here embrace sustainable farming practices, often cultivating their vines organically or biodynamically to ensure the health of the land and the purity of the fruit. They eschew additives and excessive manipulation in the cellar, allowing the grapes to ferment spontaneously and express their true character. The result is a diverse range of wines that capture the essence of the Mediterranean climate, with reds showcasing the boldness of Carignan and Syrah, and whites highlighting the freshness of Grenache Blanc and Picpoul. Languedoc's natural wines are known for their vibrant fruit flavors, lively acidity, and a sense of place that reflects the region's rich cultural heritage. As the demand for authentic, artisanal wines continues to grow, Languedoc stands as a beacon of innovation and tradition in the world of natural winemaking.