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DOMAINE FONS SANATIS

Fons Sanatis is a special estate. Benoît Braujou works alone, imbued with the experience of the three generations of passionate winegrowers who have preceded him, with respect for nature and the terroir. Here biodynamy is a natural process, and his father and grandfather have always worked organically, without knowing it. In the same way, the name Vin de France is also an evidence: the classic Languedoc-Roussillon appellations, too restrictive and standardised according to the winegrower, do not correspond to the greedy, solid and frank profile that he wishes to bring to his wines. Fons Sanatis is an estate that goes off the beaten track... but the pleasure of getting lost is truly unparalleled !

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Benoît Braujou, Fons Sanatis estate

Meeting with a passionate person who claim a wine that is as natural as possible. Benoît Braujou answered our questions. Far from the standards, discover a winemaker full of conviction!

Benoît Braujou, Fons sanatis esatate

Photo credit Fons Sanatis ©Culturevin

Vin naturel Languedoc : Benoit Braujou, Fons Sanatis

a winegrower off the beaten track

Carried by his roots, Benoît Braujou produces a demanding wine. For him, wine has a soul.

To learn the trade better, he went to Alsace and the Rhône Valley, where he worked in Saint Joseph and Côte-Rôtie, employed as a vineyard manager at Yves Cuilleron.

Attached to his Languedoc origins in Aniane, he returned to his homeland in 2003 where he had the chance to cultivate the land of his ancestors at the estate called Fons Sanatis, a source of healing in Occitan.

Benoît Braujou, Domaine Fons Sanatis : vins naturels du Languedoc biodynamie

IN THE VINEYARD

On his 7 hectares of vines, he works alone with his workhorses Bulle and Unau. His work is marked by the experience of the three generations of passionate winegrowers who have preceded him, with respect for nature and the terroir.

Here biodynamics is a natural process, and his father and grandfather have always worked organically, without even knowing it.

He understood that to make a living from the ground/earth, you have to respect it: Generous nature does its work all by itself. The winegrower's role is only to regulate it in order to reap its fruits, with respect and humility. It is no coincidence that "humility" and "humus" (dark earth made of organic material such as decayed leaves and plants) share the same etymological roots... this layer of fertile soil so dear to the grower suggests that in the act of harvesting is an inclination towards Mother Nature.

Do not talk to Benoît about his farm, talk to him about his vines! For him it is an aberration to exploit the earth, a land where we are only passing through.

Passing labels or certifications that are sometimes considered too rigid, his approach goes even further, since his niche is natural wines: wines without artifice, made with respect for the soil and followed by a healthy winemaking process.

Vin naturel Languedoc : Benoit Braujou, Fons Sanatis

IN THE WINE CELLAR

In the same way, the Vin de France denomination is also telling: the classic Languedoc-Roussillon appellation, is also too restrictive and standardised in the eyes of this winegrower, and does not correspond to the rich full bodied, strong/well constituted and frank profile that he wants to bring to his wines.

Far from the productive slides/drifts that were previously required for Languedoc wines, Benoît Braujou is proud to present his auteur wine. Produced in small quantity (3000 bottles), but great quality!

Besides, he has no recipe: as an observer, he adjusts, adapts, and reflects. Quite a philosophy! His quest for naturalness pushes him towards ever greater authenticity in the expression of the terroir and the grape varieties: the essential thing is to cultivate common sense, to return to the logic of things.

Visite du domaine Benoît Braujou, Domaine Fons Sanatis : vins naturels du Languedoc biodynamie

IN THE GLASS

Don't tell him that you're drinking a Terrasse du Larzac either, just tell him that you've opened one of Benoît's wines!

Fons Sanatis a curiosity of the Languedoc which is worth the detour: The pleasure of getting lost is truly unparalleled!

Warmly welcomed at the estate, we were able to collect a few fragments of his wine vision. A vision so personal that it deserves to look into it.   

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Photo credits Fons Sanatis ©Culturevin