The story goes...

Many years ago the previous owner built the cottage for his ailing wife so they could spend what they thought were their last years in this idyllic setting, surrounded by beautiful vineyards. A dream came true when his wife made a miraculous recovery and hence the cottage became “Villa Mon Rêve” (the house of my dream). This incredible story behind the name also inspired the wine. Finally, after all these years we now believe we have selected an exceptional north facing Syrah that does justice to this uplifting story of “Villa Mon Rêve”.



Grape Variety

80% Syrah, 20% Grenache

Tasting notes

Clear, brilliant cherry-red colour with violet highlights.

Organic & vegan wine

Certified organic wine and vegan friendly

Press and Awards

Millésime 2018: Sud de France Top 100 + Best Red Trophy
Millésime 2017: The Buyer - David Kermode - 10 Feb. 2021 “(…) With lifted violets, blackcurrant leaf and a savoury, salami note, there’s elegant cedar spice, powdery tannins and a dreamy finish to rival Bridgerton.”
Millésime 2016: 17.5 - Jancis Robinson - May 2021 "A sumptuous swirl of baked plum and vanilla cream, cigar spice and dark chocolate, bitter dried thyme and chicory root. Long and ripe, black pepper vibrating like a fine electric current through the fruit, tannins sculpted into fine arcs. This is the epitome of Minervois brilliance: curving rich, dark and creamy fruit into exquisitely elegant arcs of flavour and structure. Tim Ford's team have a finger on the pulse." (TC)

Tasting notes

Clear, brilliant cherry-red colour with violet highlights. On the nose, black berries and blackcurrants embody the richness of Syrah. These aromas are complemented by Timut pepper, a unique spiciness that has its origins in the specific terroir of the region. The wine opens with an enchanting floral note of violets, a delicate characteristic inherited from the special microclimate of Minervois la Livinière. On the palate, the wine's extreme freshness bears witness to the influence of the local terroir. The lively attack, followed by a mouth-filling palate, highlights a complex structure and a distinctive minerality. The finish is marked by hints of cocoa, white pepper and black fruit.

Vinification process

Hand harvesting at optimum ripeness - One third of whole bunches, two thirds de-stemmed without crushing - Natural fermentation - Light pumpovers and punchdowns during 4 weeks maceration.


At 250m altitude, limestone base, north east-facing slope, La Livinière, Minervois.


In 2000 litre oak barrel during 20 months without racking of the lees - Bottling with no fining or filtration - 12 months bottle ageing before release.

Further information

  • Alcohol : 13%
  • Total acidity H2SO4 : 2.93g/L
  • pH : 3.71
  • Level of sulphur : 46 mg/L
  • Residual sugar : < 0.3 g/L