Built under Louis XIII, the Château de Pennautier has been a family estate since 1620, enlarged in 1670 by Le Vau, architect of the Château de Versailles. At the same time, the famous landscaper Le Nôtre designed a vast French-style park there. Marked by the history of Languedoc, the castle is classified as a Historic Monument. As early as 1701, we find traces of Pennautier wines served at the table of the king's officers at Versailles. Since 1960, the vineyard has been completely renovated and rebuilt on high altitude plots. Nicolas de Lorgeril, direct heir of the Pennautiers, is the 10th generation of winegrowers since the creation of the estate, which he took over in 1987. The estate now has 182 hectares of vines.
The destemmed grapes are vinified in concrete vats separately with respect for the fruity character of each component. The extraction is gentle, made with delicate pumping over to preserve the expression of the terroir. Fermentation takes place at 24°C for approximately 25-30 days of vatting, which guarantees its balance.
This wine has a beautiful garnet color. Its intense and complex nose presents aromas of red and black fruits and Mediterranean spices. On the palate, the gourmand character is supported by a suave structure and licorice tannins of remarkable length and freshness.