Château Gilbert & Gaillard

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Château Gilbert & Gaillard

Situated in the village of Puisserguier, in the Saint-Chinian appellation area in the heart of Hérault, the estate extends over more than 55 hectares including 33 hectares under vine.

Vineyard blocks, woodland and garrigue alternate at Château Gilbert & Gaillard where every effort is made to safeguard and promote biodiversity, with the introduction of bee hives, upkeep of hedges and trees, introduction of bat roosts, etc.

In the Heart of Languedoc

The Languedoc wine region is France’s most extensive, covering three departments – Gard, Hérault and Aude. Its dry, hot Mediterranean climate is particularly well-suited to growing vines. Land-based winds like the Tramontane, Cers and Mistral sweep across the region, providing beneficial natural ventilation for the vineyards, whilst breezes rising off the sea are laden with cool air from the Mediterranean. The mosaic of soil types and sites woven into the region’s vineyard fabric create unique diversity in a land where vines have been grown since Antiquity.

Saint-Chinian Appellation

The Saint-Chinian appellation area is located 15 kilometers from the sea, North-West of Béziers in the Hérault department of southern France. Combining hill ranges and plateau, broad valleys, and narrow gullies, it embraces 20 localities and is divided into two very different areas: clay limestone in the South and schist in the North.

Château Gilbert & Gaillard is situated in the clay limestone part which produces red wines that combine structure, freshness, minerality and very articulate aromatics characterized by a delightful spectrum of fruits, spices and garrigue aromas.

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The Secrets of Terroir

Château Gilbert & Gaillard is ensconced amid a 3,000-hectare area classified as Natura 2000. Its vineyard site is absolutely outstanding and unfurls across clay-limestone hillsides between 150 and 200 meters above sea level. Its soils date back to the Cretaceous (end of the Secondary era) and Eocene periods (beginning of the Tertiary) and are deep and very stony, allowing the vines to put down an excellent root system that protects it from summer droughts and water stress.

The vines bask in an environment replete with thyme, rosemary, juniper, and wild fennel to name a few, which imbue the fruit with their aromas and guarantee remarkable biodiversity.

All the ingredients required for the chateau’s vines to enjoy ideal conditions to produce sound, ripe and remarkably expressive grapes can be found here. The variety is mirrored in the wines and is illustrated by their unique aromatic expression.

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