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Château le Bouïs

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The wine of the island of La Clape

This Château Vigneron, more than 300 years old, is located at the entrance of the beautiful Massif de la Clape. The latter, a small island from the Gallo-Roman era that was attached to the mainland, has more than 200 inhabitants...

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This Château Vigneron, more than 300 years old, is located at the entrance of the beautiful Massif de la Clape. The latter, a small island from the Gallo-Roman era that has joined the mainland, has more than 2000 years of know-how in the art of winegrowing. The terroir called Corbières Méditerranée, is composed of 49 hectares where the Domaine Château le Bouïs is located, facing south, facing the sea. To make its guests appreciate the delicious delicacies of this calm and enchanting place, part of the estate has been converted into a restaurant with a beautiful terrace overlooking the vineyards and the sea. The Domaine is part of one of the most important wine-growing estates in the Region in Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) and Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Corbières, which is in the process of moving to the Clape - Languedoc Roussillon Appellation. The age of our oldest vines is 80 years. They are made up of several grape varieties such as Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault. For the white, we prefer Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne and Grenache blanc. Château Le Bouïs is located in the commune of Gruissan (department of Aude) on alluvial and clayey-limestone formations formed during the Quaternary period. The density and the management we choose (cup, spread cup, royal cordon) are variable and depend on the age of the vine. As a result, the wines are blended wines, which means that each grape variety and plot is harvested separately before being blended with the others before or after vinification with the greatest care, in expert proportions, which make the specificity and unique quality of our wines. On the estate, the grapes are harvested manually with a sorting phase for the white wines. Each year, they bring together about fifteen people.

Our story

Frédérique Olivié took over this 50-hectare estate in 2009. Located next to the foothills of the Clape massif, facing the Mediterranean, it has carried out major restructuring work on the vineyard (10 ha plantations) and buildings. On the horizon, the blue line of the sea, in the surroundings, the pines, the song of the cicadas, the smells of Thyme and Rosemary... From her harvests, which are entirely handmade, to a controlled breeding, Frédérique Olivié has always affirmed her interest in the quality of her nectar. Favouring the sharing of the flavours and values of the land, his efforts have been rewarded with numerous awards. Recently, it was named in the Top 100 wines of Languedoc for its Cuvée Prestige Roméo (Terre de Vins). "It is neither the result of a new approach to viticulture nor the result of subtle blends, but the legacy of a tradition cultivated for more than two thousand years on these shores of the Mediterranean. A wine always looks like the soil that gave birth to it. » And its desire to share is all the more evident through its many vintages and its estate which, open to visitors, offers varied and fun wine tourism activities, including the creation of a wine museum between art and multimedia.

Other little stories

This year, Frédérique Olivié offers you a little pleasure in the tone of femininity and seduction in the design of her new rosé cuvée: La Cuvée Confidences - A Rosé Haute Couture. An unusual combination of lightness and freshness with delicate citrus fruit and peach blossom aromas, a beautiful pastel shine in a bottle designed by a great Parisian seamstress...Chantal Thomass

At Château le Bouïs, the search for the quality of the harvest is based on great ideas: first of all, tradition remains the best way to achieve a balance between the soil and the vine, each plot being treated individually; secondly, only a production in sustainable agriculture really expresses the potential of a terroir. Located in the Massif de la Clape, a classified area, it is now a Natura 2000 site.

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