The Cabardès vineyard is small in size and has earned the AOC (Appellation d'origine Contrôlée) title in 1999, which represent Frances’ highest quality classification of wine. Because of the large pallet of local grape varieties, a wide range of tasting experiences is possible; from light to well structured wines as well as highly aromatic whites to full bodied reds.
A Terroir of Chalk Stones, Wines Which are Rich and Complex
The vines are cultivated on chalk hillsides in 17 villages surrounding Aragon. The particularity of wines from this area comes from the blending in equal proportions of ‘Atlantic’ grape varieties, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, with ‘Mediterranean’ grapes syrah and grenache, resulting in a harmonious, rich and elegant wines. The southern, hot climate is tempered in the Cabardès area by the cool climatic air of Montagne Noire which is beneficial for a progressive maturing of the grapes.