Domaine de Séailles has been a family-owned estate since 1961 and lies in the commune of Mouchan, located in the heart of Gascony. Farming organically since 1998, Domaine Séailles is one of the leading pioneers of organic viticulture within the region. Their 25 hectares of vines are located on a single, large clay-limestone parcel surrounded by forests on all sides. Unusual for the region, the vineyard is planted half to red grapes, primarily Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The white grapes include the region’s ubiquitous Ugni Blanc, which is used primarily for the traditional Armagnac Ténarèze, alongside Sauvignon Blanc and the rare Sauvignon Gris, which are used for the still wines.
Cubik is a soft and fruity red wine that surfaces from an ocean of white grapes. The vineyards around Domaine Seailles are famous for producing Armagnac, and are therefore planted mostly to white grapes, which go into the local spirit or still white wines. Séailles has had such success with their red wine that they can’t make enough. In addition to their own fruit, they now purchase organically-farmed grapes from their neighbors to satisfy the demand while keeping the same excellent quality.