Domaine Ledogar

Xavier, Mathieu & Benoit Ledogar

Domaine Ledogar is situated in Corbieres in South West France. In fact Corbieres has 10 named villages as Cru of which Ledogar is situated in Boutenac. Boutenac became it’s own AOP in 2005.

Xavier Ledogar took over full management of the Domaine (formerly known as Domaine Grand Lauze) in 1997 and begun slowly converting the estate to Organic, achieving certification in 2016 from ECOCERT. From the 2021 vintage all wines will be certified Biodynamic by Biodyvin. He works alongside his brother Mathieu and Benoit. They use the local varieties of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Maccabeu & Marselan. It’s an exciting range of wines, using bio approach along with modern techniques.

The brothers are very keen on biodynamics, stressing the importance of soil health. They do use sulphur at bottling but very low dosages plus the majority of the red cuvees see little or no oak at all, focusing on expressing the soil and keeping the wines ‘fresh and alive’ balancing the warmer climate they are grown in.