History and Geography
Château Vaugelas spans 150 hectares between the Montagne Alaric and the Montagne Noire next to Camplong d’Aude, and has belonged to the Bonfils family since 2000.
The Château has a barrel hall containing more than 400 barrels (a third of which are renewed each year), lined cement vats and also two very original conical wooden vats of 80 hectolitres each, which allow for precise cap punching.
The Vineyard and its Terroir
As far back as the XVIth century Benedictine monks grew vines on this magnificent terroir of shale and gravelly scree carried by the river Orbieu which flows at the edge of the domain.
The limestone clay soils of the property are made up of a blue clay subsoil with pebbles and stones on the surface. At that time Château Vaugelas supplied wine to the Abbey of Lagrasse.
The vineyard is unusual in that it is in one single block. It combines old vines, traditional regional grape varieties and more recently planted vines in Cordon de Royat form or Goblet, the traditional Corbières pruning method which allows the vegetation to adapt perfectly to local climatic conditions.
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