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A magical and timeless site, coloured by the gentle Mediterranean light... Château de Lastours overlooks a domain of character with 850 hectares where generous vineyards and olive trees stretch...Lire plus Learn more
A magical and timeless site, coloured by the gentle Mediterranean light... Château de Lastours overlooks a domain of character with 850 hectares where generous vineyards and majestic olive trees stretch, nestled in their garrigue setting. Owned by the Allard family, the estate is managed by Franck Allard and Xavier de Rozières and is renowned for its fine wines, but also for its 90km of car tracks!
Château de Lastours is a magical and eternal site. This majestic estate of 850 hectares located near the Mediterranean Sea consists of a 100-hectare vineyard, a 10 hectare olive grove (which represents about 3,000 olive trees!). This unique terroir offers ideal geological and climatic conditions. The vineyard is worked according to the principles of sustainable agriculture, the estate is certified "High Environmental Value" by the Ministry of Agriculture and in conversion to Organic Agriculture since 2017.
"He lives in vain, the one who, in order to live pleasantly, does not worry about anything" Motto of the Maison de
LastoursAlready at the dawn of the first millennium, the immense territory of Lastours was a land of stopovers in the heart of the Corbières, a place of wine tourism today. Garrisons were stationed there and a fortress watched over the rural roads joining the Domitian way. From the 13th century to the Revolution, these lands of mixed farming (wood, cattle, cereals, vines), which were dependent on the Viscounts of Narbonne, only knew three families of owners, rich lords who lived very comfortably in the castle.
Here, as elsewhere in the Corbières, vines became increasingly important during the 19th century. Two successive families, the Calas first, then the Martin family, fond of botany and agronomy, forge the reputation of the estate's wines. In the vineyard, the manager experiments with grafting methods while the owners promote their production through advertising.
In 1940, Lastours became the property of the writer Louis-Pierre Lestringuez who wanted to get away from an occupied Paris. While family and friends were protected during the war, the immense property was neglected, and the castle and its vineyard gradually declined. In 2004, a family of enthusiasts fell in love with this beautiful and neglected land. Organic practices, plot selections, energy savings, wine tourism: the precise work carried out by the Allards is in keeping with this terroir and its long history!
"This field has allowed us to develop the two activities that we are passionate about. On the one hand, viticulture and on the other hand, leisure with wine tourism and motor sports. »
"We have a know-how between tradition and modernity with an excellent international reputation. »