Chateau des Adouzes
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Country of Origin: France
Location: Faugères, Languedoc
People: Bernard & Olivier Coste, Owners
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Château des Adouzes is a new estate for the Coste family. The Coste family own the renown rosé property Domaine Montrose in the Côtes de Thongue. Château des Adouzes dates back to the Middle Ages and consists of 100 acres of vines planted on excellent schist terroir. The Grenache and Carignan average 70 years old. Syrah is also planted.
Château des Adouzes sits overlooking the village of Roquessels in the heart of the Faugères appellation. Faugères benefits from an unusual and specific geological history that compressed an ancient sea bed during the formation of the French Alps and the Pyrenees mountain ranges. The result is that the whole appellation is covered by schist rock. Schist is known for its capacity to drain excessive water during the heavy and sudden rainfalls Mediterranean climate receives. The cracks in the bedrock allow the vine roots to grow deep into the soil, which helps create balanced and powerful wines.