The dolomite, a karstic rock seemingly carved by the wind, outcrops in few points of the territory, including the Causse de la Selle plateau. As a result of erosion, it disintegrates into red clay and covers the bottom of the Dolinas.
It is in the freshness of these sinkholes that the vine can be grown, here and there on the stern and stony plateau. They extract from the porous dolomite an elegant minerality, marked by flinty notes.
At the northern end of the southern wines, the terroir of Brunet benefits from the continental freshness of the mountains just above him, as well as from the Mediterranean sunshine. The winds that keep blowing on Causse de la Selle, a plateau at 250m of altitude, preserve it from ambient humidity, excessive heats and frost.
These conditions help creating balanced, silky and ethereal wines.
From the 10th century, the Benedictines of the Abbey in St Guilhem Le Désert aimed to promote Causse de la Selle, at a crossroads between St Martin de Londres, St Jean de Buèges and Brissac. The plateau was then used as a pastoral place, and wood reserve.
Brunet appears on the Cassini map (18th century). The oldest part of the cellars dates back to the 12th century.