Château La Boutignane - Fabrezan (11) Ouvrir
The 60-hectare property is located in Fabrezan, halfway between Narbonne and Carcassonne, in the Aude Département. Lying on the terroir of Lagrasse, it is the most “mountainous” of our Languedoc vineyards.
This terroir benefits from extremely favourable conditions for grape growing. The region basks in a typically Mediterranean climate, allowing the grapes to ripen late and to develop the full potential of their aromas.
GRAPE VARIETY & CULTIVATION
Run by Lionel Pugibet, born into a Béziers winemaking family, the vineyard’s grape varieties are syrah, carignan and grenache for the red wines and rosés, and roussane and macabeu for the whites. Partly sheltered from the Cers (the sometime violent North-West winds coming from Narbonne) by Mont Alaric, the vines strike deep roots in the typically Mediterranean red clay-limestone soil.
The red wines of the property are ideal for keeping over many years. With time, their deep ruby-red robe takes on hues of amber and the nose of the red fruit takes on an almost animal quality. The rosés are crisp and sharp, exuding the fresh and floral aromas of the garrigue scrublands. The golden white wines are rich in exotic aromas, with a hint of smokiness on a woody note.
The Estate is certified organic since the 2014 vintage.