Richard and Sophie are also winemakers and the Chateau La Villatade wines are an expression of this beautiful land where the work of nature aligns with the passion of the winemakers. The Domain La Villatade sits in the foothills of the impressive Montagne Noire with its unique schist, marl and limestones soil that inspired the name of two of the Chateau wines.
We currently offer four distinctive red wine selections suffused with the terroir of the Minervois region, producing wines that are warm, concentrated, and complex with a wealth of rich fruit and a delightful depth of flavor.
“LE VIN DE SOPHIE” 2016 (IGP): 100% Syrah
From the vines of our suitably named “Paradis” plots, this wine is of a seductive and magnetic character with a gorgeous ruby color and a wealth of red fruits aroma, and a silky finish. To be served fresh, from 12 ° C to 13 ° C.
“L’OCCITAN” 2016 (IGP) : 90% Merlot, 10% Syrah
With a superb maturity, this blend of Merlot (large percentage) and Syrah offers a smooth and seductive roundness of red fruits, spicy notes with a silky finish. Pleasant and complex this wine is at peak ready to drink
“COTES NOIRES” 2016 (AOP MINERVOIS)
This vintage, a blend of Syrah and Grenache, fully adapted to the Côtes Noires soil, with an intense aroma of red and black fruits and spicy notes, and a slight menthol finish. The mouth confirms its fullness, it is a dense, round, fruity and balanced wine. To serve at 16° C with red meats, game or aged cheese.
“COTES NOIRES – RESERVE” 2016 (AOP MINERVOIS)
The limited and a harmonious production make a refined, elegant and complex blend of Syrah and Grenache. This wine has an intense garnet color, the nose is explosive, with a subtle balance of red and black fruit aroma dominated by spices, and notes of underwood. A beautiful, powerful, structured wine, with a rich fruity mouth, and a great sweetness of well-balanced tannins.