Ch de Sérame's early offerings

Aymeric Izard and Anne Besse in Amazonian forest

A 600-ha estate in the northern Corbières is being ambitiously and ecologically transformed by Aymeric Izard and Anne Besse, seen above in the sub-tropical woodland that is just a small part of Ch de Sérame's seven-hectare ornamental park.

Back in the 1990s during our summers in the Languedoc we would often drive from our house to Sunday lunch with James Herrick and family at Domaine La Boulandière north of Lézignan-Corbières. British wine drinkers may remember the days when James Herrick Chardonnay was available in what seemed like every wine shop and supermarket in the land at £4.99 a bottle. In...