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Château Nadal-Hainaut

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Nadal's secret garden

In the heart of the Roussillon plain, between the sea and the mountains, Château Nadal-Hainaut was built in the 18th century on the Prieuré Santa Maria de l'Eule site, a Cistercian monastery dating from the 12th century. The winegrower tradition dates back to this period, exploiting vines that already existed at the time. Concerned about the environment and with the greatest respect for the vine and the environment.

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(66) Pyrénées-Orientales

In the heart of the Roussillon plain, between the sea and the mountains, Château Nadal-Hainaut was built in the 18th century on the Prieuré Santa Maria de l'Eule site, a Cistercian monastery dating from the 12th century.
The winegrower tradition dates back to this period, exploiting vines that already existed at the time. Concerned about the environment and with the greatest respect for the vines and these small inhabitants, Jean-Marie Nadal, the fifth generation of winegrowers, grows Carignan Centenaire, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Grenache Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Macabeu, Merlot, Muscat Petit-grains and Muscat d'Alexandrie.
The
conversion to organic farming has enabled the estate to become a real sanctuary with new species of insects, birds,... until then absent on the
estate.
Jean-Marie Nadal's desire is to make high quality wines that reflect the true taste of the terroir and its
grapes.

Products representing the finesse and elegance provided by grapes naturally ripened by a unique climate, a combination of beautiful sunshine and Tramontane. Respectful of the environment, he cultivates 45 hectares of organic vines and produces varietal and Côtes du Roussillon wines.

Our story



The marriage of my grandparents, Thérèse Hainaut and François Nadal in 1900, marked the beginning of the history of Château Nadal-Hainaut. Our Carignan, now a hundred years old, was planted that year to celebrate the union of the young spouses. Already two generations of winegrowers preceded them in the Hainaut family.

Then it was my father, Jean Nadal's turn to take over and continue what his father had founded. His love for the land is what he transmitted to me from an early age. I always found myself in the middle of the grape pickers in the vineyards or helping my father in the cellar. It is therefore very young that my passion for the vine was born. As an oenologist by training, I took over the estate in 1980, with the great support of my wife Martine. In a few years, we have developed the estate around the wine activity by creating gîtes and reception rooms in the former priory buildings.

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For me, being a winegrower means "controlling the grape" from the vine shoot you plant, it means growing beautiful grapes which, once they arrive in the cellar, will see their "juice" extracted to make this delicious nectar called Wine and which we decline in white, red, rosé, dry or sweet depending on the soil and the grape varieties. The profession of winegrower is a real vocation: from the vine shoot to the bottle, I must ensure the quality of the product by listening carefully and humbly to the soil. The grape variety that most resembles me is our good old century-old carignan, which was planted in 1900, when my grandparents Thérèse Hainaut and François Nadal, pioneers of Château Nadal-Hainaut, joined forces. A vine with secular strength that continues to produce abundantly, at the foot of our majestic Canigou...

The estate's grape varieties are truly diversified: we grow 9 organic red and white varieties, some typical of Roussillon, others less so, but which are perfectly suited to this clay and rocky soil. The vines are all located on the estate and benefit from the irrigation created in the 12th century by the Cistercian monks, who at that time were already cultivating the vines on the priory.

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