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Near Montpellier, the estate is located west of the commune of Saint André de Sagonis in the hamlet of Cambous. The 20 hectares of vines, grown on soils entirely covered with scabies, are located in the...Lire plus Learn more
Near Montpellier, the estate is located to the west of the commune of Saint André de Sagonis in the hamlet of Le Cambous. The 20 hectares of vines, grown on soils entirely covered with rolled pebbles, are surrounded by 10 hectares of woodland. Bordered by the Lerge river that joins the Hérault, the site is very touristic with its caves and prestigious abbeys. On clay-limestone soils, the vineyard is worked in a spirit of respect for the environment; integrated control with controlled natural grassing, manual harvesting....
Founded in 804, the abbey was composed of olive trees and vines from the beginning of the 10th century under the impetus of the monk Deodat de sévorat. Blessed in 1875 as indicated by the engravings, the estate did not escape the attacks of phylloxera. Originally from Charente, I worked for a long time in wine-producing companies renowned for their modernism in the USA, Great Britain and France. In 1999 I moved to La Croix Chaptal to make my dream come true, to have my own estate and to produce wines that combine freshness and maturity.
The name Chaptal is inspired by the name of my wife, one of whose ancestors created the first chair of oenology in the world in Montpellier.