Producer Profile


"About the Producer
Jean-Marie Rimbert, a native of Provence, arrived in the Languedoc nearly
25 years ago & managed the vineyards at Château de Flaugergues for 5
years until he saved up enough to purchase his first parcels of gnarled
ancient Carignan vines that had been nurtured in schist-laden soils for the
better part of the last century."

Where The Wines Come From


Berlou, situated in the heart of the Saint-Chinian appellation in the Languedoc region of France, is a small but significant area known for its natural winemaking practices. Surrounded by rugged hills and limestone soils, Berlou provides an ideal terroir for sustainable viticulture. Natural winemakers in the region prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating traditional grape varieties such as Carignan, Grenache, and Syrah with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they produce wines that reflect the unique character of the land. Berlou's natural wines are known for their purity, freshness, and expression of fruit flavors, with Carignan offering bold red fruit notes, Grenache providing richness and depth, and Syrah adding spice and complexity. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Berlou remains a hidden gem in the natural wine movement, offering a taste of the Languedoc's rich winemaking tradition and commitment to sustainability with every bottle.