It was a laborious job of grazing and clearing to defeat the garrigue and the woods, and end up with 350 hectares dedicated to the production of the precious cru La Livinière – scattered over 2700 hectares of the official terrain of the appellation, which extends into the tortuous territory of six village districts: La Livinière, Siran, Cesseras, Félines-Minervois, Azille and Azillanet.

The pioneering visionaries of the syndicate of the cru, Maurice Piccinini and Roger Piquet quickly brought to light the qualities of this inland archipelago at the heart of the Minervois.