History and Geography
Château d’Aubaret, which stretches across 70 hectares, was bought by the Bonfils family in 1992. It is situated northwest of Pézenas, in the department of Hérault near Magalas, and sits on a superb plateau adjoining the area of the ’Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée’ of Faugères.
A pretty XVIIth century chapel – the Chapel of Saint Croix – was built right in the heart of the vineyard on the site of an ancient place of worship where Visigoth sarcophagi and the remains of a Roman villa were found. In times gone by, the chapel served as a refuge for pilgrims and is still the object of a pilgrimage on the 3rd May every year on the occasion of the religious and civil feast day at Magalas – the fete of Saint Croix.
The Vineyard and its Terroir
The Château Aubaret vines grow on a plateau in essentially clay and limestone earth, with its characteristically red colour. The domain also has several zones of shale. Thanks to regular sunshine hours, the Aubaret terroir allows the grapes to reach perfect aromatic and polyphenolic maturity.
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