Wine Pick #2
Domaine Benjamin Taillandier Laguzelle 2019
After finishing winemaking school, Benjamin Taillandier originally chose to work in a conventional winery. In 2004, however, he met natural winemaker Jean-Baptiste Senat and began working with him in his cellar. He was influenced by Senat’s ideas and techniques. After his time with Senat ended, he knew that he wanted to make his wine with a similar philosophy. In 2007, he settled in his family’s hometown of Caunes-Minervois. He purchased 5.7 hectares of Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cinsault, Terret Gris and began working it organically, eventually converting all of it over to biodynamics. Each year he added a plot to his estate and now he works 9.5 hectares all by hand and is now fully Eco-cert certified.