Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière
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A.O.P. Minervois
Château de Gourgazaud

Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière

Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière

Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière

Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière


Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière
Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière

The Château de Gourgazaud, sheltered by the lower slopes of the Montagne Noire, was one of the pioneers in the development of top-quality wines from the Minervois.

The Château is mentioned on maps from the 17th century. Its vineyard, covering an area of 100 hectares, shelters a wide range of grape varieties, producing red or white wines: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Chardonnay and Sauvignon. For every grape grower, each passing season is a cause for speculation and concern through to harvest time. Will nature's elements, in the form of rain, frost, hail and sunshine, unleash their sometimes turbulent but more often beneficial forces in line with the seasonal calendar.

In some ways, we might be likened to mariners whose sails are alternately filled with the great Le Cers wind blowing in from the west or the humidity- and rain-filled gusts of Le Marin. The rains in autumn and early winter help replenish the land's water reserves while the chilly months of December, January and February offer the vine some welcome respite from periods of frenetic growth...
Red Wine = Red Wine White Wine = White Wine  Rosé = Rosé
 
  Specialties

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 Minervois is situated at the southern extremity of the Massif Central, between Béziers and Carcassonne. It takes the form of a vast amphitheatre, facing due south towards the Pyrenees and backing on to the Montagne Noire, surrounded by olives and holm oaks. The vineyards of the appellation cover 4,500 hectares, situated on ancient terraces and slopes exposed due south. The chalky and clay and chalk soils date from the Miocene era (tertiary). 45 villages and towns in the Aude département, and 16 in Hérault make up the Minervois appellation. Natural subregion of the Minervois, which extends to the west of the "Serre d'Oupia" and to the east of the mountains, its principal characteristic is its climate. This geographical perimeter defines an area of 2,600 hectares called Le Petit Causse which provides exceptional conditions for wine growing. Vineyards were first planted here by the Romans, on the land of La Livinière, where several dozen villas can be found, one of which, Cella Vinaria (or wine cellar) gave its name to the village.

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Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière

Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière

Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière

Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière

Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière
Opening Château de Gourgazaud - La livinière:

- 01 January to 31 December
- Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
- Saturday to Sunday: on appointment, please call us before
Qualité Tourisme Syndicat du Cru Minervois Minervois Hérault Pays Touristiques de Corbières en Minervois
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* Shop 
* Group guided tours
* Product tasting
* Individual guided tours
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Lac de Jouarres

Lac de Jouarres


Minervois

A.O.P. 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...


The Grapes

The Grapes

There are thousands of grape varieties contributing to a vast array of different wine styles with each variety having its own distinct flavours and characteristics. Varieties can be made uniquely to make a wine, in whch case the wine is known as a varietal, or collectively with other varities, when the wine is known as a blend. The soils and ‘terroirs’ in the Aude area are very varied, from Schist, Sandstone, Marl, Gravel, Pebbles, Limestone, to Granit and Alluvial soil; thus making many marvelous and different styles of wine. Also in this massive area are many different grape varieties, the reds include Carignon, Cinsault, Granache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. The whites, Chardonnay, Granache blanc, Picpoul, Marsanne, Roussanne, Vermantino, Mauzac, Chenin and Clairette...


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  Château de Gourgazaud
 
Cellars and Domains
 
Château de Gourgazaud
Hameau de Gourgazaud
34210 La livinière
 
Phone +33 4.68.78.10.02
Fax +33 4.68.78.30.24

Email -
contact@gourgazaud.com

Website -
www.gourgazaud.com
Rates
Rosé: 6.00 € 
White Wine: 5.30 € to 8.60 €
Red Wine: 5.70 € to 16.90 €
 
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Acquatic Centre
Les Bains de Minerve


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Les Meulières - La Livinière



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Auberge La Table
des Vignerons

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La Curiosité de L'Auriol (Lauriole)

La Curiosité de L'Auriol (Lauriole)

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La Grande Fontaine - Caunes-Minervois



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