Domaine d’Antugnac. Limoux. Languedoc. Last rays of light a late winter evening. France. Europe. Vineyard.
Domaine or Chateau d’Antugnac, Limoux, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Chateau d’Antugnac (or Domaine d’Antugnac) is a wine estate in the village of Antugnac in Limoux, one of the appellations in the Languedoc region in the south of France. It is owned by Jean-Luc Terrier and Christian Collovray whose main activity is their winery in Macoon. Day to day the domaine d’Antugnac is managed by the oenologist and winemaker David Serodes. Antugnac is a remote village in a remote part of Limoux. The landscape is spectacular and rough. Winters can be cold and summers are not as hot and dry as in other parts of the Languedoc.
The domaine Chateau d’Antugnac wine property has some 70 hectares of vines, half producing red wines and half white wine. They have chardonnay and sauvignon blanc for the white wines and pinot noir, merlot, cabernet franc and syrah for the reds. As you can tell, this is not a “standard” Languedoc winery. The grape varieties planted in the vineyards are more related to Bordeaux and Burgundy than to old southern traditions. This is no doubt because this is a cooler region than many other parts of the Languedoc. You are already almost in the foothills of the Pyrennees. From some of the vineyards you have spectacular views over the snow-covered tops of the mountains (in season) Perhaps it has also to do with the owners’ origin.
The winery is relatively big, equipped with a variety of fermentation tanks, steel, stainless, plastic etc. Some of the wines are given some time in oak barrel before being bottles. The choice of grapes and style must have been a good one, judging from the results. The wines are excellent but perhaps not so archetypical Languedocien as some others.
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