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A terroir where Mother Nature can be wild and generous with wine
Located in the Oriental part of Corbières, between Alaric Mount and Black Mountain, the 130 hectares of Château Vaugelas lie in the Lagrasse Valley. This valley, sourced with water from the Orbieu’s river, stands out from arid areas of the region and gets its name from its wealth (Lagrasse meant fertile in Occitan). The prestigious Abbaye of Lagrasse has chosen this land to grow vines in the 16th century, aware of the terroir’s potential both in fertility and warmth.
Wild lands at the foothills of the Black Mountain
These wild lands are known to have managed to attract men of God looking for isolation to pray. They left behind a rich heritage of earth science, viticulture and winemaking knowledge.
For centuries they took advantage of this extraordinary terroir, to grow a vineyard of red wines and produce world class wines that are rich, spicy, balanced and fruity.
Even if the summer brings drought and strong winds, Château Vaugelas vineyard benefits from Schist like gravelly scree which are remnants from the alluvial plain of Orbieu's’s river that flows on the vineyard. The perfect phytosanitary environment makes it an ideal growing condition to produce complex wines, leaving fragrances of spices and scrubland so specific to this land.
Production Region: Languedoc
Appellation: AOC Corbières, IGP Aude Hauterive
Vineyard Area: 130 hectares
Wines: AOC Corbières | IGP Aude Hauterive
Grape Varieties: Syra | Grenache | Mourvèdre | Carignan
Château Vaugelas wines are part of Corbieres’ classified Grands Crus. The estate’s old vines of regional varieties mingle with more recent plantations. Syrah can therefore express the full potential of its fruit and richness, whereas the Mourvèdre, Carignan and Grenache give this vineyard its identity.
Bonfils Vins & Châteaux, 187011200 Camplong-D’Aude-France