Château Saint Jacques d'Albas - Laure-Minervois
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A.O.C. Minervois
Château
Saint Jacques d’Albas

Château Saint Jacques d’Albas - Laure-Minervois

Château Saint Jacques d’Albas - Laure-Minervois

Château Saint Jacques d’Albas - Laure-Minervois


Château Saint Jacques d’Albas - Laure-Minervois
Château Saint Jacques d’Albas - Laure-Minervois

Graham Nutter welcome you to Château Saint Jacques d’Albas, an emerging quality domain in the Minervois, Languedoc, Southern France.

Surrounded by history from Roman times, the 13th Century Cathar religious movement and Saint Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimages, the domain has been producing award-winning Minervois AOC wines since 2001.

We became owners of the property in early 2001 and immediately began a programme to re-invigorate the soil, reduce yields and vinify on-site. Since then, we have completed the restauration of the property with construction of a winery, an underground cellar, opened a public tasting area, as well as a music/seminar room for entertainment and wine-tourism.

Share with us some of the history, metamorphosis and vinous potential that the Minervois and Saint Jacques d’Albas in particular has to offer!
Red Wine = Red Wine White Wine = White Wine  Rosé = Rosé
 
  Specialties

St. Jacques would appear to have been founded in or before the Roman era, when an agricultural villa was built. Probably abandoned to or over-run by the Visigoths in the 7-8th Century (a tomb from this era has been found in one of the vineyards), it later appears to have become a priory on a St Jacques de Compostelle route. A chapel, probably dating from the C10th century, still dominates the property and is to be restored.
In the 18-19th Century, the domain echoed to the noise and activity of a self-sufficient farm, focusing probably on wheat, as witnessed by its old windmill (now transformed into holiday accommodation). In the 19-20th Century, the property concentrated on wine production, as the Languedoc had emerged as one of the principal wine-producing areas of France, notably during most of the 19th Century. Phylloxera then stuck during the 1870s. However, following replanting, the establishment of the co-operative movement and continual rise in domestic wine consumption, the area flourished again – but under the stimulus for quantity, not quality. A metamorphosis to quality accurred from the mid-20th Century and when A.O.C. status was gained quite recently in 1985 for the Minervois, an area which Clive Coates describes as ”one of the most rewarding areas in the Midi for inexpensive but interesting wines”.

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Château Saint Jacques d’Albas - Laure-Minervois

Château Saint Jacques d’Albas - Laure-Minervois

Château Saint Jacques d’Albas - Laure-Minervois

Château Saint Jacques d’Albas - Laure-Minervois
Opening Château Saint Jacques d’Albas - Laure-Minervois:

- 01 january to 31 may From 09:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 17:00
- Closed day(s): Saturday - Sunday
- 01 june to 31 october From 09:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
- Closed day(s): Sunday
- 01 november to 31 december From 09:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 17:00
- Closed day(s): Saturday - Sunday
Qualité Tourisme Syndicat du Cru Minervois Minervois Hérault Pays Touristiques de Corbières en Minervois
Equipments and Services:
 
  * Parking
* Shop 
* Group guided tours
* Product tasting
* Individual guided tours
  Sightseeing
 
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- Château de Puivert
- Château de Montségur
- Aude en Pyrénées
- Quillan
- Gincla
- Salicorne - l'Eau Salée de Sougraigne
- Géobiologie
- Pays de Couiza
- Terres-cathares
- Rennes-les-Bains
- Rennes-le-Château - Le site officiel
- Le Château d'Arques
- La Bouichère - Jardin aux Plantes parfumées
- Le Musée des Dinosaures d’Espéraza
- Saint Hilaire
- Alet les Bains
- Limoux
- The Angel Art Sanctuary
- Elevage des biches de Picarel
- Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillets
- Gorges de Galamus
- Grotte de l'Aguzou
- Carcassonne, 'La Cité'
- Carcassonne, la Bastide Saint-Louis
- Lac de la Cavayère
- Canal du Midi
- Kangaroo park
- Les Quatre Châteaux de Lastours
- L'Abbaye de Villelongue (abbaye cistercienne)
- Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses et Villaret.
- Montagne Noir
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- Montreal
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- Bram
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- Loisirs sportifs, Randonnées, Escalade, Canyoning
- Le seuil de Naurouze et son obélisque
- Montferrand
- Montolieu
- Caunes-Minervois
- Les Marbrières de Caunes
- Moulin de Pech Rouzaud ou de Benazeth
- Palet de Roland dolmen at Villeneuve Minervois
- Grotte de Limousis
- Le Gouffre géant de Cabrespine
- Moulin de Pech Rouzaud ou de Benazeth
- La Clape
- Terra Vinea
- Narbonne
- Musée Archéologique de Narbonne
- Horreum Romain
- Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
- Cathedrale de Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur
- Musée Lapidaire
- Maison Natale de Charles Trenet
- Aqua Jet Narbonne
- Narbonne Plage
- Abbey of Fontfroide
- Homps
- Musée de Bizanet
- Ille-sur-Têt - Les Orgues
- Forteresse de Salses
- Les 9 Écluses de Fonséranes
- Musée National d'Ensérune
- Musée de Bizanet
- Bages
- St Pierre des Clars
- Ornaisons
- Lézignan-Corbières
- Minervois Region
- Musée des Potiers Gallo-Romains d'Amphoralis
- Montagne Noir
- Minerve
- Argens-Minervois
- Le Moulin de l'Oulibo - L’Odyssée de l’Olivier
- La Curiosité de L'Auriol (Lauriole)
- Pirat Parc - Attraction Park (Gruissan)
- Mirepoix
 

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Les Carrières et le Marbre - Caunes-Minervois

Palet de Roland dolmen at Villeneuve Minervois

Palet de Roland dolmen at Villeneuve Minervois


Minervois

A.O.C. Minervois

The Minervois is one of the most ancient vineyards of the Mediterranean region. Indeed, its land was chosen by the Romans as providing ideal conditions for the first vines they planted in Languedoc Roussillon. Its name comes from the ancient city of Minerve, a stronghold built by the Romans and dedicated to the goddess Minerva. Since that time, many amphora shards and vestiges of cellars have been discovered, testimony to the importance of this vineyard. The region, austere in winter and redolent with sunshine in summer, has survived over the centuries its invasions by barbarians, Arabs and Christians. The essence of Minervois la Livinière, as in so many Midi appellations, is the blend; a marriage of different grape varieties that adds subtle nuance of flavour to the whole. Natural alcohol level must reach a minimum of 12% without enrichment (so no chaptalisation) and maximum yield is a modest 45 hl/ha. Ageing may be in barrel or vat, and unlike basic Minervois, the wine must be bottled at source, so cannot be sent off to a négociant elsewhere in France...


Vin de Pays d’Oc,
Vin de Pays de l’Aude

Vin de Pays d’Oc, Vin de Pays de l’Aude

Vin de Pays means 'country wine' to the French, but to outsiders it can mean New World with a French accent. These are the wines which the French authorities unreservedly allow to be labelled with the grape variety from which they were made. It is difficult to over-estimate the importance of this large and growing category of wines for the future of the French wine trade. The French themselves may have tended to see any Vin de Pays as distinctly inferior to any appellation contrôlée wine, whereas many of their customers abroad see the better Vins de Pays as good-value, user-friendly, sometimes high-quality non-conformist emissaries from the world's most revered wine producer....


Alcohol Abuse is dangerous for your health.
Drink Moderately!
 
  Château
Saint Jacques d’Albas
 
Cellars and Domains
 
Château Saint Jacques d’Albas
“Le Bas” Route de Villarzel
11800 Laure-Minervois
 
Phone +33 4.68.78.24.82
Fax +33 4.68.78.48.08
Mobile -

Email -
info@chateaustjacques.com

Website -
www.chateaustjacques.com
Prijzen, Tarieven
Rosé: 5.50 €
White Wine: 6.00 €
Red Wine: 6.50 € to 16.00 €
 
Service:

Bike friendlyParkingPets allowedWine tasting
 
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Acquatic Centre
Les Bains de Minerve



This place is for all generations and permits the learning and practising of swimming learning. It offers an alternative for the tourists in the region. An ideal space for aquatic recreation and social moments. You will appreciate its modern facilities which are very respectful of the implantation place, exceptional with an ecological approach. A professional team is at your disposal to welcome and advise you all year long in a friendly atmosphere. Come to discover and enjoy our water activities; Aquadouche, Aquatonic, Aquabike, Swimming lessons, Gym, Aquatraining, Aquaphobie, Aquatic Osteopathie, Baby swimming, School swimming, Aquamaternite, Relaxation area, Sauna - Hamman - Massages - Shiatsu - Flower Therapy Swimming shorts are forbidden!!


Moulin Bénazeth - Moulin à Vent

Moulin Bénazeth - Moulin à Vent Aude - Villeneuve Minervois

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Campsite Municipal les Courtals

Campsite Municipal les Courtals - Caunes-Minervois



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Maison de la Truffe Villeneuve-Minervois

Maison de la Truffe - Villeneuve-Minervois

In Villeneuve Minervois is born the first and only fraternity Languedoc, dedicated to the truffle, the fungus also known by gourmets "Black Gold". Thus, the Maison de la Truffe was born in this village in the Minervois. Installed on 300 square meters, it has 4 themed rooms that lead the public to the discovery of the truffle.... The truffle markets of Villeneuve Minervois: In December, January and February as markets are held, full harvest period of the nose. It is then that its flavors are more intense and the most delicious truffles...


Musée
de Paléontologie de Villeneuve-Minervois

Musée de Paléontologie de Villeneuve-Minervois

The Museum of Palaeontology and Prehistory is a private collection. This is the result of the passion of an amateur who has been fortunate to benefit from the complicity of his wife and towards the end of his professional life, could expose a part of his collection. You are new or school: you will discover the world of fossils and of prehistory. You are a collector: Ability to identify your fossils using samples of the various collections representing almost all the stages and groups. Are you a teacher, head of a cultural, elected: Possibility to organize school activities on various topics, conferences...


Campsite
La Commanderie

Campsite La Commanderie - Rustiques



Campsite La Commanderie campsite is located just 10 minutes from the medieval citadel of Carcassonne and is a great place to enjoy some peace and quiet in the shade of pine trees or by the pool. Tennis facilities are close by. Campsite La Commanderie has a large pool in the middle of tall pines, panoramic views across the plain of Carcassonne, playground for children, petanque, volleyball....


Notre Dame
du Cros

Notre Dame du Cros - Caunes-Minervois

Situated 2km from Caunes, Notre Dame du Cros is a remarkable site with a chapel dedicated to the worship of the Virgin Mary. Following a miraculous cure by the spring water, three small dry stone chapels were built on a steep slope with three statues, the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and Saint John. This is the origin of the pilgrimage of the Cros. A larger chapel had to be built as the number of devotees grew. Pilgrimages and processions were regularly organised to coincide with the feasts of the Assumption and the Nativity and the relics of the Caunes martyrs were associated with processions asking for rain, for the protection of the harvest etc. Religious rituals were also observed during Easter week. A few pilgrimages and celebrations have survived to the present day, specifically on 15 August and 8 September. Inside the church, the chancel is lavishly decorated with paintings framed with marble and gilded wood and the beautiful communion table, pulpit and font are all made of marble...


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