Domaine de Cabrials
Sometimes the best value in France comes from the Languedoc. Here we have found a wonderful grower/producer located on the east side of Beziers, one of the winemaking towns where ancient terroir of clay and chalk hills define the land. The Castle of Cabrials was built in the 19th Century, on the site of an ancient Middle-Age castle that has been depicted in paintings that date back to 1609. Historic and archeological research showed that this estate was a pre-historic place of civilization. Later on, during the Middle-Age, a little village with a chapel and its cemetery was established. Cabrials was a church property, belonging to the Pireure de Cassan (near Pezenas) until the French Revolution, and later on, was sold to private families. The vine estate covers about 50 hectares, planted with various varieties in white and red grapes, producing high quality varietal wines. This gives us a very consistent wine of impeccable style, finesse, value, and grace that we were looking for. Respect for terroir and restraint in manipulation in the winery are the hallmarks of this estate.