Grapes: 45% Merlot, 20% Carignan, 20% Grenache, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Region: France> Languedoc-Roussillon> d’Aude & Hautervie.
Notes: Old Vines.
Between Narbonne and l'Abbaye de Fontfroide, the Domain Sainte Eugénie is located in the district of Bizanet in the middle of Cathar country, on the native soil of Fontfroide.The eventful tectonic life of the region goes a long way towards explaining the co-existence of strata from different periods of the earth's life, a diversity emphasised by erosion. However, of the zones which are suitable for cultivation, clay and chalk soils dominate, a theme upon which there are variations according to the particular locality: red sandstone, stony terraces, calcareous clay, shale and coral clay.A light Rhône-style wine from an estate in Corbières. Cabernet and Merlot are blended with the classic Grenache and Carignan to make a wine, which is less rustic than most Corbieres. This has a touch of ripe fruit, soft oak, and a hint of bonfire smoke.