Le domaine de Nizas

Nizas was established in 1998. 38 hectares of vines are planted over 3 appellations, AOP Languedoc-Pézenas, AOP Languedoc and IGP Pays d’Oc. Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Mourvèdre are the main 4 red varieties grown, while Roussane, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc represent most of the white varieties. Domaine de Nizas has been certified as a sustainable vineyard since 2007. The vines are worked manually and precisely for pruning, bud removal, lifting the wires, and if required, removing excess grapes. The winery maintains a long-term view, conserving the soils by using plowing and grass rather than herbicides.
Since 2018, Francois Lurton has taken over the winegrowing and winemaking, with one goal in mind, to express the true potential of the exceptional terroir of Pézenas, the ideal place to produce quality wines, with extraordinary depth. Pézenas enjoys a Mediterranean climate with low rainfall and warm, dry summers. The sweeping vineyards benefit from cool North winds and “Tramontane” which blow over the mountains towards the sea and warm Mediterranean sunshine which, together, protect the vines and keep them vigorous. With 100 acres of planted vines ranging from 60-year-old Carignan to more recently planted Syrah and Grenache, Domaine de Nizas’ terroir offers a unique mosaic of three soil types: pebbles, basalt, and limestone. These soils are deep and provide excellent drainage while retaining freshness and humidity at deep root level, allowing grapes to ripen fully without stress to the vines.