The Terroir

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Domaine de Cassaigne is a historical vineyard with strong ties to its village and prestigious chateau. The thirty-five hectare property is situated a few kilometres from Condom on a limestone outcrop plain high above the village of Cassaigne where the terroir allows fine red wines to reveal their unique typicity in an area better known for its whites.

The Merlot and Syrah grapes planted on these well-exposed hillsides are capable of fully expressing their characteristics in this terroir.

A wine which pays homage to its descendants

“Heart, spirit and nobility” are the terms used by Henri Faget, the current owner of the Chateau to describe the exceptional heritage in which Domaine de Cassaigne has its roots.

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The heart of man, the spirit of a winegrower and the nobility of the terroir are all, effectively, united in this fine red Côtes de Gascogne.

A savvy alliance of skills and knowledge

In 1999, the Condom wine cooperative took over the estate, joined Plaimont Producteurs and a major restructuration of the vineyard - which displayed all the basic qualities necessary to the production of a great wine - begun at once.

Thirteen and half hectares were selected to be replanted with red grape varieties - Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon - while the remainder of the estate was replanted in white: Colombard and Gros Manseng.

In 2000, the vineyard was shared out between five winegrowers from the Condom cooperative who each cultivated a parcel in accordance with the charter imposed on the production of fine wines. Ten years later they presented the first Cuvee: Domaine de Cassaigne Red 2009.

The white cuvee is under preparation; stage number two...


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