Vineyards ...
two terroirs
Two names ...

On Vieussan, Berlou, Roquebrun, grow wines in AOC Saint-Chinian
Between Prémian and Colombières.The along Jaur and the Orb at the foot of the mountain, there are the local wines of the Upper Valley of the Orb

 

 

Saint-Chinian-Berlou and Saint Chinian Roquebrun

Northwest of Béziers and its wine plain, St. Chinian appellation covers twenty municipalities.
Between sea and mountain, in a Mediterranean climate, the soil is recognized as AOC (AOC) since 1982 for its red wines since 2004 for its white wines.
The terroir of St Chinian AOC presents an extraordinary geological and climatic diversity that gives each wine its own originality. If the south of the appellation, limestone dominate the north are the shale. They produce fruity, supple and generous.
This particular terroir and the willingness of growers to engage in a quality approach have generated two appellations recognized by the INAO since 2005: the Saint-Chinian-Berlou and Saint-Chinian-Roquebrun.
An area demarcated and with significantly more restrictive production conditions, the appellations distinguish certain production areas to excellence and typicality.
Twenty cities recognized for the AOC Saint-Chinian Assignan, Babeau-Bouldoux, Berlou, Causses-et-Veyran, Cazedarnes, Cébazan, Cessenon-sur-Orb, Creissan, Cruzy, Ferrières-Poussarou, Murviel-lès-Béziers, Pierrerue Prades-sur-Vernazobre Puisserguier, Forty, Roquebrun, Saint-Chinian, Saint-Nazaire-Ladarez, Vieussan and Villespassans. 3300 ha distributed between 100 and 400 meters.


Features of Saint-Chinian-Berlou

An area bounded on five towns (about 250 ha): Berlou, Cessenon-sur-Orb, Prades-sur-Vernazobre, Roquebrun Vieussan
- The schist soils exposed to the south. Altitudes between 150 and 400 meters.
- Assembly Wine
- Main Grapes: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah. Additional Varietal: Carignan
- From the vineyards over 10 years
- Short cut goblet or cord Royat
- Hand picking
- Maximum Yield: 40 hl / ha
- Breeding until December 1 following the year of harvest
- Typicity: soft mouth attack roasting toasty with silky tannins of great finesse.lespassans. 3300 ha distributed between 100 and 400 meters.

 

Features of Saint-Chinian-Roquebrun

An area bounded on four towns (about 400 ha): Cessenon-sur-Orb, Roquebrun, Saint-Nazaire-de-Ladarez, Vieussan
- The schist soils at altitudes between 100 and 350 meters
- Assembly Wine
- Main Grapes: Grenache, Syrah. Additional varieties: Carignan, Mourvèdre
- Vines least five years (10 years for Carignan)
- Short cut goblet or cord Royat
- Hand picking
- Maximum Yield: 40 hl / ha
- Breeding until December 1 following the year of harvest
- Typicity: complex aromatic power (red fruit), roundness in the mouth with notes of spice and very fine tannins.


Local wines of the Upper Valley of the Orb

At the foot of the Espinouse and Caroux Mountains, the last southern foothills of the Cevennes, local wines of the Upper Valley of the Orb meet on 32 municipalities of Prémian (west) in Avène (North -West).
The vineyards along the Jaur and the Orb and floor between 200 and 650 m. It boasts a climate "temperate Mediterranean", characterized by a double Mediterranean and Atlantic influence.
This mountain vineyard, complete with fresh summer nights, allows full maturity yet more spread out the grapes. The wines of the Upper Valley of the Orb develop aromatic finesse and balance their own.
50% of the Upper Valley of the Orb is planted with aromatic grape varieties. The new varieties are dominant Syrah, Merlot and Chardonnay. Traditional varieties are Carignan, Cinsault and Grenache.
 
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Throughout the year animations and events allow to discover the vineyards and wines:
- Winemakers walks
- Roquebrun commented Tours of the winery in July and August or upon appointment (group of 15 people minimum). Tel: + 33 (0) 4 67 89 64 35 www.cave-roquebrun.fr
- Guided tours of the winery BERLOU