At first a member of a cooperative winery and with the complicity of Jean- Francois Nick the big boss at the cooperative of Estezargues, Eric Pfifferling became more and more demanding and also more precise. The work of Jules Chauvet, the wines of Marcel Lapierre and his band (Metras, Foillard, Valette,...) were a rich source of inspiration to him and showed him the way: good work in the vineyard, strengthening nature’s natural defences and producing genuine and balanced terroir-driven wines. It’s in 2002 that he withdrew from the cooperative winery. The domaine l'Anglore spreads over 15ha. Out of the 5 hectares which are within the Tavel appellation zone, Eric works only 2 hectares to make rosés from the best terroir (white and sandy soils). Work appropriate to each terroir, each vineyard, each vintage and constant care of the vines are a sine qua non of success.
The harvest is manual and the grapes are put in small cases stored in a cold room. The macerations are long (5 to 10 days) in whole bunches. Free-run and press wines are blended to finish the fermentation. Maturing is in sawn-off cone- shaped tuns or oak barrels. The result ? well, wines with great subtlety, extraordinary fresh and digest, far from the local standard. "Vin de France" for most of them, only the rosé has the right to Tavel appellation. Intense aromatic richness with floral notes, orange skin and soft spices are the touch of the domaine in a most natural style.
The 2 sons, Thibault and Joris are now (2018) working with Eric !