Fontfroide terroir vineyard

Beauregard Mirouze is situated 20 km west from Narbonne on the north slopes of the massif de Fontfroide. The estate is comprised of 350 ha of which 300 ha are pine forest and garrigue and 25 ha are Fontfroide terroir vineyard in one block around the wine cellars.

Coupe des environs de Narbonne aux portes des étangs de Méditerranéemontrant la situation exceptionnelle du Château Beauregard Mirouze

Cold and dry micro climate for our Fontfroide terroir vineyard

Fontfroide terroir vineyard Des ceps de grenache dans le sol de grès du Massif de Fotnfroide
Syrah : vigne terroir de fontfroide
Grenache : vigne terroir de fontfroide

The sloping hillside north of the massif de Fontfroide protects the area providing a cold and dry climate. The vineyard is subject to the influence of the Tramontane, a high wind which is always cold and dry. The cistercian monks were not mistaken when they gave the name of Fontfroide (i.e., cold spring) to their famous abbey.

The cold guarantees the gradual growth of the grapes so that they reach maturity slowly and smoothly. Our wines have an aromatic expression which is a complex delicate mixture of fruits and spices. Their elegant tannins are always discreet.

The dryness permits the grapes to ripen perfectly as the dry atmosphere is very unfavorable for the development of pests and mildew. This results in very good, clean, healthy grapes, and allows us to serenely wait for optimal maturity. Our wines are remarkably rich, with profound colors and well defined flavors.

 

Sandstone soil for our Fontfroide terroir vineyard

les racines des vignes terroir de Fontfroide plongent dans les grès du Massif de Fontfroide
Un lombrix géant qui colonise notre vignoble terroir Fontfroide
Fontfroide terroir vineyard Compostage de nos parcelle de vignoble terroir fontfroide

The soil is sandy and slightly acid, with a small component of clay. The topsoil is deep and not very fertile.

The earth is remarkable well-drained in a natural way because it is friable and water drains easily through the numerous small cavities. The vines must plunge their roots deeply into the heart of the ground in order to have access to the nutrients. This passage of the roots through the different levels of soil confers personality to our wines.