Domaine Inebriati | Victor Beau

'I do enjoy harvest a lot, as my friend Herve comes to join me and makes the wine with me. We are often having long discussions about what to do. We have different point of views, but in the end, we are very complementary. We take the time to decide, and do not rush things, there is room for exchange.'

Languedoc, France

Region

Biodynamic (Certified)

Farming

8 hectares

Size

The estate was created in 1982, and although it was very much avant-garde in its farming straightaway (biodynamic since 1985), Christoph Beau was seen as young and crazy for preferring to optimise the natural process, relying on his intuition and conviction rather than scientific measures. In 2010 Victor, Christoph's son, took over after a short career in physiotherapy, and now runs the 8ha estate. Victor feels priviliged to be working with vineyards with some of the most interesting terroir in the famed appellation.
Surrounded by limestone cliffs, with soils that are rich in gravette de Corconne - big limestone sediments that help to retain freshness during the long summer days. He is very thankful for the knowledge and the "bon sens paysan" passed down from his father.

Today, Victor makes the wines with a good family friend Herve, a teacher at the Arts et Metiers ParisTech, but also one of the first natural wine distributors in Paris. Victor, following his father's path, leads the farming work, while Herve follows the same philosophy in the cellar. The duo like to keep an outsider's eye on each other and are constantly challenging themselves. As Victor's dad often says wisely, we are easily trapped by fame and the name on the label, while forgetting that the mission is to look after and cherish the land.

Today, in Victor and Herve’s hands, the farming and the wines are as ‘avant-garde’ as Domaine Inebriati has ever been, and we are looking forward to seeing what the upcoming vintages will bring as they will start experimenting with amphoras directly burried in the vineyards.

Primeur 2022
Inebriati Victor Beau
Primeur 2022
£25.00
New
Pet Nat 2021
Inebriati Victor Beau
Pet Nat 2021
£34.00
Naia 2021
Inebriati Victor Beau
Naia 2021
£38.00
Blanc de Noirs 2021
Inebriati Victor Beau
Blanc de Noirs 2021
£33.00
Nerei 2021
Inebriati Victor Beau
Nerei 2021
£29.00