History is often written by the winners… so when you leaf through the books recently written on the history of Roussillon you will find no trace of the men who refused the policy of standardization concerning the grape varieties. So through these vintages, I wanted to pay tribute to the first “résistants”, to these winegrowers who, since the 1970s, took the risk of no longer being in the appellation, refusing the concept of an improving grape variety in order to preserve their old, often planted, vineyard. Time has proven them right: there are rarely “bad” varieties* but simply a mismatch between the grape variety, the terroir and the winegrower! *Here Macabeu for the white and Carignan for the red, both in vats. Parcels located on the Espira de l’Agly terroir.