The Languedoc region (Occitanie) has been increasingly popular with wine enthusiasts for several years, thanks to the excellent value of its wines, and it is around Saint-Chinian that some of the region's finest wines are produced. The vineyards stretch northwest of Béziers around 20 villages, each more picturesque than the next. The diversity of the soils (mainly schist, sandstone and limestone) as well as the exposure (hills and terraces) are very important factors contributing to the exceptional quality of these AOC wines.
AOC wines from Saint-Chinian also owe their originality, identity and aromatic complexity to the climate and typically Mediterranean grape varieties. An example is Château Viranel, whose limestone hill vineyards produce wines that are light and fruity, or full-bodied and structured, but always full of delicious flavour. Discover Chateau Viranel, nestled amidst the vineyards of Saint-Chinian; contact us via the online form.
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