Domaine Le Roc

Domaine Le Roc is an organic, family owned winery that was one of the original few to make wine from the rare indigenous Bouysselet grape.

A true family winery taken over by Jean-Luc in 1981, his brother Frédéric & wife Cathy joining in 1988 followed by Pierre in 1995.
It is now passing over to the new generation: Fréd & Cathy’s daughter Anne and nephew Grégoire.

The initial focus of the winery was on the indigenous red grape Négrette (Jean-Luc’s focus), followed by Syrah (Frédéric’s pride).

As President of the Fronton AOC, Frédéric is working to have Bouysselet recognised as an official Fronton grape.
This would see not only the first white wines under the Fronton AOC, but one with a local indigenous grape.

The team consists of:
Jean-Luc & Grégoire : viticulture.
Frédéric & Anne : winemaking.
Cathy : sales & admin.

They are also joined by a team of 50 sheep  that help manage the grass between the vines (cutting and fertilising)

Their range consists of:

White :
  • Le Roc Blanc  :  a barrel fermented / aged white blend.
  • Le Bouysselet  :  barrel fermented / aged Bouysselet.
Rosé :
  • Ninette  :  a blend of Négrette / Syrah
Red :
  • Les Petits Cailloux du Roc  :  a fresh & lighter wine made from blend of Négrette / Syrah aged 18 months in cement tanks. The first wine made together by Anne & Grégoire.
  • La Folle Noir d’Ambat  :  100% Négrette aged for 8-10 months in 20hl foudre.
  • Le Haut du Bois  :  100% Négrette aged for 14 months in foudre.
  • Le Roc Classique  :  a blend of Négrette / Syrah / Cab Sauv. Vinified separately in concrete tanks before ageing for 18 months.
  • Don Quichotte  :  A Rhône style expression of Syrah from low yielding vines, aged for 18 months in foudre and barrique. Unfiltered.
  • Mammouth  :  100% Syrah aged for 20 months in barrels and foudre.
  • Roc’Ambulle  :  pét-nat Négrette early harvested for lower alcohol (9.5%) and freshness.

Producer Info

Winery: Domaine Le Roc
Established: 1981
Winemaker: Frédéric & Anne Ribes
Hectares: 35


Bouysselet, Chardonnay, Muscadelle, Sémillon, Viognier
Cabernet Sauvignon, Négrette, Syrah
Philosophy: Working respectfully with sincerity, guided by ‘country’ common sense in the knowledge that the land does not belong to us.
Viticulture: Organic
Vinification: Minimal intervention
Visits: by appointment
Address: 1605 C, Route de Toulouse, 31620 Fronton, France