Of course, one could tell you, as is customary, that wine has been made here for thousands of years. Besides, it is not really false, everyone knows that the Romans had installed one of their large villae in the area.
Michel Escande became a winegrower quiet late...a late vocation. So in 1989 Michel Escande gave up his other passion, sailing, to return home. He went into debt for 5 hectares of vines, a wine storehouse and a superb but "tired" building. With the tenacity of a sailor and the faith of a farmer, Michel learns about his terroir, listens to it, until he discovers that he holds a real treasure. His wines, starting with Sylla, praised by the international press, soon proved that he had a real treasure, starting in the early 90s. Until he was nicknamed, in the wine world, "the sorcerer of Félines".
One of the particularities of the Borie de Maurel terroir is the extraordinary diversity of the soils. Here, it is a real geological mess! Expressing one's terroir, as we have known for a long time at Borie de Maurel, means respecting its balance and therefore setting up a cultivation system that is also adapted to the environment. Here, we have not invented anything, we are content with a little common sense and the immense knowledge inherited from the ancients. No fertilisers or dangerous insecticides at most, the vines are amended naturally thanks to the dung of the estate's two horses: Luna and Ninon, who started learning to plough in 2005.