High-lying vines

 

Located in the magnificent valley of the picturesque village of Cucugnan (now legendary thanks to the famous short story by Alphonse Daudet, The Priest of Cucugnan) not far from the castles of Quéribus and Peyrepertuse, the estate’s vines enjoy an excellent situation at an average elevation of 330 metres, surrounded by the maquis scrubland typical of the Corbières.

The average plantation density on the estate is 4,000 vine plants/hectare. Since 2002, over 30 percent of the parcels have been planted at high density (8,000 plants/hectare) to increase the concentration and complexity of the wines.

 

 

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Trillol’s two terroirs


- Cucugnan (Quéribus), with its argillaceous limestone soil. 
Typically Mediterranean climate, tempered by the elevation of 300-400 metres. Combined with the influence of altitude on the climate, this terrain makes for a slow ripening process, giving the grapes time to absorb the peppery aromas of the neighbouring garrigue with its wild thyme, rosemary and other aromatic plants, and to develop length and complexity.

- La Bergerie (Termenès), with its siliceous soil.
The climate here is semi-Mediterranean, but influenced to some extent by the Atlantic climate, despite being 350km from the ocean. Elevation: 400-450m.

  

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