Our 3 types of complementary terroirs

Le Mont des Capitelles
 

This is sloping ground (18%) with a full southerly aspect, comprising metamorphosed sandstone. The soil is very deep and poor. There is a very good water supply (no drought). This land is highly suited to white or Grenache grapes. It lends the wine finesse, aroma and complexity.

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Les garrigots Chateau Cabezac, wine producer Bize Minervois wine tasting sales

Les Garrigots

 

The soils are made of recent river alluvium. This plot benefits from a substantial deposit of pebbles guaranteeing good drainage. It can be used to produce excellent low yield reds. The soil needs careful monitoring of organic and mineral content to avoid any sudden droughts and to maintain productivity.

Le Plateau de Belvèze

A Villafranche-type soil with metamorphic stones originating primarily from the Montagne Noire and corresponding to a glacial deposit: gravely clay schist, slightly acid, an excellent vine-growing soil capable of yielding some very great wines.

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The Harvest

Chateau Cabezac, wine producer Bize Minervois wine tasting sales harvest

The harvest is carried out manually, and performed based on maturity of the grapes.

 

The goal is to wait for the optimal time to harvest in order to reveal the richness of the various unique relationships between Chateau Cabezac’s terroir and its’ grape varieties.

 

The harvest begins in late August to early September and ends in October, depending on the ripeness of the grapes and weather conditions.

 

This is a time of great activity and good humour. Visitors are invited to follow progress from a vantage point in the boutique.

Chateau Cabezac, wine producer Bize Minervois wine tasting sales harvest