Les Vignobles Montagnac


Terroir (soil and microclimate):

The vineyards of Les Vignobles Montagnac are planted on a wide variety of soils from the banks of Thau Lagoon as far as the Hérault Valley. Vines thrive in the region's Mediterranean climate.

The complex geological structure of the soil comprises ancient alluvial deposits, volcanic soils, lake-deposited molasse and the red nodule-bearing calcareous marls characteristic of the terroir of Picpoul.

Grape varieties:

In the early 1980s, the winegrowers began to plant the grape varieties of the respective appellations on the AC-classified terroirs and international grape varieties on the terroirs classified as Vins de Pays.

Les Vignobles Montagnac cooperative also produces Vins de Pays des Coteaux de Bessilles, Mediterranean-style wines made from Grenache, Mourvèdre, old Carignan and Cinsault, with small amounts of Syrah and Merlot.

Picpoul

 

Picpoul

Picpoul



To train their vines, the growers of Les Vignobles Montagnac have opted for the unilateral spur pruning method called "Cordon de Royat". This trains cordons along the wire, which spreads out the canopy and allows for short pruning and controlled yields to prevent overproduction. Together, these factors provide the best possible conditions for development of the fruit.

One oenologist is assigned specifically to the task of monitoring the winegrowers and the vines.

 

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