Cassidy Wines are delighted to now be distributing the Vignobles Lorgeril wines in Ireland.
Vignobles Lorgeril is a family company and is among the oldest wine families in France. Since 1620, the Pennautier and Lorgeril family have been the driving force of the Languedoc region, striving to create a ‘Great Languedoc’. Vignobles Lorgeril is proprietor of six domaines in the Languedoc Roussillon, notably the Château de Pennautier, historic seat of the family.
Nicolas and Miren de Lorgeril took over the running of the family business in 1987. They have since extended the family vineyard holdings to 350 hectares covering six different domaines, 9 Appellations d’Origine Contrôlées and three Vins de Pays across the Languedoc Roussillon region.
The best known and most historic estate is Chateau de Pennautier near Carcassonne, this is a national historic monument in France built mainly by the architect of Versailles and therefore called “the Versailles of the south”, one of the rare real chateaux in the poor Mediterranean part of France.
The Cabardès appellation (where Pennautier is located) is at the very western end of the Languedoc in the freshest climate, with a bit of Atlantic influence and therefore slow maturation. It is the only area in France where the Bordeaux and Mediterranean varietals are blended together.
All the vineyards are situated on cool hillside slopes, the key to achieving a ripe yet elegant style of wine in this hot, dry region. The family domaines are run on the principles of sustainable agriculture.
Speak with your Sales Representative or call the office on 01 466 8900 for further information.