Xavier Braujou settled in Aniane back in 1998, just next to the Grange des Pères and Mas Daumas Gassac. Prestigious neighbours indeed, though this strong-armed vigneron certainly needn’t be ashamed of the juice he’s making! He’s been the rising star of this area for some time now. Xavier started out very modestly, farming only a half hectare of vines, and kept his job as a lumberjack until 2008! The man’s a force of nature! The estate is made up of 14 ha, including old vines farmed with organic and biodynamic methods, though he doesn’t seek any certification – in the mind of this passionate artisan winemaker, there’s simply no other way to work! The result has been lauded by all the critics. His cuvées are worthy of as much respect as those of his illustrious neighbours, and also merit being aged wisely in your cellar... So, patience!