IN THE HEART
OF LANGUEDOC

The history of the Château de Gragnos is above all identified with that of a region, Provence, and with the vineyards of Languedoc. It is the product of the merging of a particular way of life closely linked to an exceptional heritage and of a tradition of winemaking expertise that goes back over two thousand years.

LANGUEDOC IS A REGION THAT IS ESSENTIALLY DEFINED BY ITS CULTURE. IT THUS REPRESENTS A COMBINATION OF ART AND OF ATTACHMENT TO THE LAND.

THE SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

Located in Saint-Chinian, the Château de Gragnos is situated at the heart of the South of France with its rich culture. It possesses a unique heritage that combines history with a way of life that can be traced back to Antiquity. Two thousand years ago Gallia Narbonensis, or Narbonese Gaul, was one of the most important provinces of the Roman Empire. Cities such as Arles, Nîmes and Narbonne were the focal points of the society of the time and gave rise to an intense cultural activity that still continues today.

THE SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

To this historic heritage can be added the regional influences of Provence. The Château de Gragnos is situated in Occitania, the heart of the Cathar Country, at the very gates of Provence. Its unique natural and cultural heritage is a guarantee of the authenticity of its expertise and refinement.

A VINEYARD DATING BACK OVER TWO THOUSAND YEARS

The vineyards of Languedoc, where grapes have been grown since before the time of the Roman Empire, make it one of the oldest vineyards of the world. Inserted between the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the foothills of the Cévennes, the region offers a variety of terroirs particularly suited to the cultivation of the vine. Languedoc, the largest of the French wine-producing regions, is recognized all over the world for its «Grands Vins du Languedoc», classified into various Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC), or «controlled designations of origin». Numbering 18 in the region, these AOCs mark out the best areas of production and include that of the prestigious designation «Saint-Chinian», in which the Château de Gragnos is located.

A VINEYARD DATING BACK OVER TWO THOUSAND YEARS

Split into two parts, Saint-Chinian is a quintessential AOC wine-producing area of the South of France. The northern part of the zone, with soils with a high schist content, produces deep-colored wines with an expressive aroma and frequent fruity notes. These are wines that recall the odors of the surrounding scrubland. To the south of the village of Saint-Chinian, in the area where the Château de Gragnos is situated, the chalky-clay soils produce wines that are more subtle and less robust. These are elegant, structured wines with multiple facets.