Close to where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, le Château de Caux et Sauzens tells a rich and colourful tale. Its origins go back to the 12th century when it belonged to an important Languedoc family. Towards the end of the nineteenth century the Guitard family bought the chateau. Louis Guitard then decided to extensively rework the vineyards. Today the Boyer family manage the vineyards, keen to continue the methods that have already proved so successful.
They have a total of 45 hectares of vines in two wine areas near the city of Carcassonne. These are the appellation Malepère, and the IGP Pays de la Cité de Carcassonne. The area is characterized by pebble soil, clay and limestone soil. The influence of the warm Marin wind from the west and from the south the dry Cerin wind are very important for the vines.
They have chosen the grape varieties specially to exploit the climate and terroirs. For reds they grow Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot, Merlot, Grenache and Caladoc. Caladoc is a recent hybrid grape grown in southern France. It was developed in the 1950s as a cross between Grenache and Malbec. For the rosés they grow Cinsault and Grenache, and for white Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
A fine collection of medals speaks for the quality of their wines. Most notably they include gold at the Challenge International du Vin 2018. The reds are spicy while the rosés are light with gentle citrus. They age some of the wines in oak barrels.
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Services / Facilities:
Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
From April to mid- September
Monday : 9:00 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 20:00
Tuesday : 9:00 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 20:00
Wednesday : 9:00 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 20:00
Thursday : 9:00 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 20:00
Friday : 9:00 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 20:00
Saturday : Closed
Sunday : Closed
During other time, please book the appointment 48 hours before visiting