France: Languedoc Roussillon

Around Carcassonne

The wines of Cabardès, Malepère and Limoux
By Richard James and Paul Strang

This Guide was last updated on 26 April 2010
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Wine producers to visit

Domaine Escourrou

Address: 6 Avenue de la Viale, 11610 Ventenac-Cabardès
Tel: 04 68 24 92 30  Fax: 04 68 24 88 75

Guy and Arnaud Escourrou are a father and son team making excellent red Cabardès from 10 ha of vineyards. Arnaud’s flagship wine, called La Régalona (selected Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and occasionally Merlot) shows great depth of fruit, structure and ageing potential. The wine has created quite a stir in the region and further afield in Bordeaux even, where a leading critic has praised it very highly. Arnaud has launched a Régalona project in Chile, and now Argentina too, using the same quality philosophy and varieties. So an appointment is advisable as he spends several months away from their unassuming home in the sleepy village of Ventenac, although dad is an equally enthusiastic host.


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