Then, at a conference, he met a young Oenologist from Bordeaux, a leader in her field, Myriam Huet - a flash of lightning! Myriam then worked with SOPEXA but decided to leave to become a winemaker in the Corbières.
In 1988 Michel inherited the domaine after the tragic death of his father.
Myriam took care of the vineyards, the cellar and introduced the use of
barrels to the enterprise.Their first vintage gave birth to the grand
wine Chorus, the first to be matured in barrels.
They created the first wine bar à la française which rapidly became a place to go to in Narbonne.
But the intrepid Myriam longed for other things. She left for Paris to take the reins at the Pavillon des Vins, a creation of Michel and the Laplace company, returning at weekends to the Corbières. Her enthusiasm, her experience as a vigneronne and her ability brought her quickly before the Parisian scene and she became a star of wine. Sought after for tastings and comment by magazines, newspapers and radio, she became more and more occupied . . . and the Corbières seemed far away.