Located in the Limoux appellation in Languedoc, La Coume-Lumet is a certified Terra Vitis (France’s only sustainable winemaking programs) estate with 17 hectares of planting. Founded in 2013 by Matthieu Dubernet, and husband and wife Luc Abadie and Marie Quentier, La Coume-Lumet is a passion project formed after long years of researching various regions in France and a further three years of working to establish themselves on the present estate.
Situated at an elevation of more than a thousand feet at the foot of the Pyrenées, not far from the famous walled city of Carcassonne, the vineyard is influenced by both Atlantic and Mediterranean climates. There’s plenty of sunshine from the latter and cooling rains from the former, giving the estate ideal conditions for growing grapes that harbor a unique acidity.
This is further aided by a terroir that is a mix of limestone-clay aggregate in some areas, and more sandy patches in others, its variety shining though in the wide range of grapes grown. These range from Mauzac, the key to Limoux’s famous sparkling Blanquette de Limoux to more well-known varietals like Merlot, Grenache and Syrah, all grown with the utmost care and standards of sustainability.