Causse-de-la-Selle, 34 +33 (0)4 67 73 10 57
An exceptional place
Face au Pic-Saint-Loup, à 250 mètres d’altitude, le plateau du Causse-de-la-Selle, en terroir Terrasses du Larzac, est un contrefort méditerranéen des grands causses du massif central. Sa géologie, son climat et son isolement le vouaient naturellement aux forêts de chênes et à la garrigue profitant de la Serrane pour s’abriter du vent.
Le village du Causse-de-la-Selle et quelques mas s’y sont accrochés, et ont œuvré à la mise en valeur de ce terroir unique. Brunet en est aujourd’hui le seul domaine vigneron.

Terroir du domaine de Brunet, Terrasses du Larzac et Pays d'Oc

The Soil

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.

  • Le domaine viticole du Mas Brunet dans l'hérault
  • Les vignes en hiver du domaine de Brunet
  • Le gel sur les vignes du Mas Brunet, Causse de la Selle

The climate

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.

Carte ancienne du domaine viticole du Mas Brunet


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.

Protected Origin

AOC Terrasses
du Larzac

The uniqueness of the terroirs backing onto the foothills of the wide Causses owes them, since 2004, to be distinguished from the Protected Appellation of Origin Coteaux du Languedoc, by the name Terrasses du Larzac. This northern appellation, prompted by a handful of passionate winegrowers, is regulated by strict rules of wine growing and winemaking to ensure its typicity.