Gold Medal Paris 2015
Gold Medal Corbières 2017
Silver Medal Paris 2016
Bronze Medal LWC London 2018
Blend: Grenache, Syrah, Old Carignan, Cinsaut & Mourvèdre
Tasting comments: An extremely pleasant nose of red fruits, vanilla, and spices.
Food pairing: Aperitif, seafood, fish or summer dishes (asparagus, summer salads)
A beautiful intense color.
The nose is extremely pleasant with notes of red fruit, vanilla, spices and herby scrub lands.
In the mouth, this wine is soft and velvety and the tannins are not excessive.
The wine is long in the mouth, well structured and may be appreciated right now.
It will match perfectly with red meats, poultry and all types of cheeses.
These are typical Corbières varietals.
Grenache, Syrah, Old Carignan, Cinsaut and Mourvèdre.
The Chateau, which faces the Montagne Alaric, belongs to the Bonfils family since 2000.
Many years ago, in the XVIth century, Chateau Vaugelas supplied wine to the Abbey, in Lagrasse.
The vineyard is set on wonderful schistous soils which are actually the ancient alluvial plain
where the river Orbieu runs on the edge of the domain.
After the stems have been removed, the grapes go through a fermentation process
entirely done under temperature control.
The juices then spend 20 to 24 days in stainless steel vats where they are treated with care
in order to extract the best of each varietal.
The wines then age in oak casks for 6 months.