In a Roussillon region with often rich and powerful wines, a new generation of winegrowers came along in the early 2000s to bring something different to the region. Pioneers such as Jean-François Nicq and Stéphane Morin promoted the production of natural wines that are free of any synthetic chemical products in the vineyard and in the cellar, and where fruit, freshness and balance are paramount. A quest for naturalness and authenticity that Laurence Manya-Krief has adopted from the outset in creating her Domaine Yoyo.
Between the sea and the mountains, the vines of Domaine Yoyo are spread over Banyuls (4 ha) and the foothills of the Albères (3 ha). Since 2005, Laurence Manya-Krief has chosen uncompromisingly organic viticulture: no chemicals, rather organic and plant-based treatments, ploughing the soil by horse, a rototiller and a pickaxe, very small yields, and harvesting at the right time to preserve the freshness and the balance of the wine. This is how the two parts of the estate's vineyards produce whites and reds that are both deep and delicious, with controlled richness and, with each passing vintage, are ever more drinkable.