The Château la Sauvageonne is a legendary winemaking estate, where optimal sun exposure, perfect location and an exceptional terroir are combined to produce wines of distinctive character. This Grand Vin is the fruit of the union between an extraordinary terroir, an original selection of grape varieties and the superior skill of our winemakers. The Terrasses du Larzac appellation is located in the northern reaches of the Hérault département, a region known for its substantial temperature variations: the distance from the sea and proximity of the Causse provide a touch of freshness on summer nights, allowing the grapes to mature slowly and gradually, developing a rich, deep colour.
Gérard Bertrand is one of the most outstanding winemakers in the South of France, where he owns numerous estates among the most prestigious crus of Languedoc-Roussillon. Formerly the IWC Red Winemaker of the Year and Wine Enthusiast’s European Winery of the Year, he is known locally as the “King” of the Languedoc. Brought up in the Languedoc vineyards, Gérard Bertrand is committed to sharing the characteristics and exceptional diversity of each of the terroirs. 20 years of expertise ensures that wines bearing Gérard Bertrand’s signature have a unique style, driven by the fundamental values of excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation.
Situated North-West of Montpellier, this Château is a legendary site. Its orientation, its situation and its exceptional terroir give it a unique character. At an altitude of 300 metres, the landscape is heavily influenced by the region’s volcanic past and gives the wines a serious tannic backbone and generous fruit.
50% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 8% Carignan and 7% Mourvèdre
The harvest dates are determined on the basis of regular ripeness tests, with analysis of the polyphenol content of the grape skins and daily tasting of the fruit as the maturing process advances. All of the grapes are harvested by hand, placed in special bins and transferred to the winery, where they undergo rigorous sorting. Each variety and each individual plot of vines is dealt with separately.
The maceration time is around 20 to 25 days. At the end of winter, the wines are transferred to new 225l barrels for a stay of between 12 and 16 months.
A perfect match for grilled steaks, Larzac cheeses, and other classics of southern French cuisine, as well as pasta.