Of our 135 ha-vineyard is strategically surrounded and protected by 500 hectares of scrubland, providing a rich ecosystem and a unique environment.
Around 20 miles from the Mediterranean sea and at an altitude of 100 to 180 meters, Caraguilhes is blessed with the Tramontane, the local north-west wind, which helps keep the vines healthy by reducing their susceptibility to fungal disease and purging them from harmful insects. The wind also cools the vines during the hot summer days, which helps maintain good levels of acidity in the grapes and slows down maturation.
The diverse types of soil (clay, sand, chalk and stone) and the varied orientations of the vineyards create ideal grape-growing conditions. Each parcel has a different set of characteristics and we aim to retain such diversity in our grapes and our wines. We have selected Syrah, Carignan, Grenache noir, Mourvèdre, Merlot, Alicante and Cabernet-Sauvignon for our reds, and for our white wines, Grenache blanc, Roussanne and Marsanne.
Caraguilhes represents a dream site for any wine-maker. The diversity of grape-varieties and climatic conditions furnishes us with a rich palette of aromas, colors and flavors, which enables us to create unique blends expressing the unique personality of our terroirs.
CHÂTEAU DE CARAGUILHES