Domaine Balansa has been a family affair for several generations. Alexandre Gressent and Céline Peyre are the power couple who run it together, with the help of Céline’s parents, Bernard and Ginette. Located on the Hautes-Corbières hillsides between the AOC Fitou and IGP Vallee du Paradis appellations, they cultivate 14 hectares of old vines. Their wines are certified organic and they are in the process of fully converting to biodynamic through Demeter as of this year. Their main goal is to make high quality wines using environmentally friendly practices whilst striving to offer a true reflection of the unique and priceless Hautes Corbières terroir they call home. Their terroir is characterised by its schist rich soils which are situated on the hillsides at an altitude of 140 to 280 m and surrounded by shrubland. The climate is Mediterranean, dry, sunny and windy, which offer ideal conditions for their grapes to reach their full potential.