Born in Touraine in a family of winemakers, after wine, wine and commercial studies, he was steering business to a large group of french wine distribution.
Associate Professor and doctor in geography, he specializes early in the study of wine terroirs. He has been Professor for 15 years before devoting himself full time to his passion for wine.
Laurent responsible of the breeding of wine in 2013, the date when he joined the team of the Castle.
Sales Manager France & Export
Coming from a training engineer-oenologist, then a specialization in international business, I have the great pleasure to share our passion, accompanying to the closer our France & Export markets.
Head of viticulture
Originating from the region, Yves takes great care of the vineyards for more than 5 years.
F.Gilbert : "It's through Languedoc, 30 years ago, in order to get my aggregation in geography of wine terroirs, I discovered and understood the potential of our region. The philosophy of the castle is to transcribe this terroir to the consumer, from the vine to the glass, keeping all these features namely, the freshness, the finesse and elegance.
P.Gaillard : "We are a family estate of 15 hectares, hand-sewn. Son of winemaker, I pays special attention to the respect for the environment in all stages of the development of our vintages: labour to horse, hand picking, sorting, parcel winemaking. We do the maximum to offer you the quintessence of our terroir, year after year.
YEARS OF AGE THE VINEYARD WAY
INDIGENOUS GRAPE VARIETIES
WINES OF EXCEPTION
Situation : Gilbert & Gaillard Castle is located about 20 kilometres from Béziers on the town of Puisserguier.
anchored in a natural park protected and classified Natura 2000.
Area : 15 hectares. Soils : Limestone gravel of the Eocene on hillsides. Grape varieties : Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre
Average age of the vineyard : 25 years. Harvest : Manual