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Ventenac-Cabardes is situated in the Cabardes winegrowing area just north of Carcassonne in the Aude department of southern France. The house is situated on Chemin d'Aragon, the road between Ventenac-Cabardes and the village of Aragon.
Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest single winegrowing region in the world. It produces more wine annually than Australia.
The Cabardes appellation the only French appellation to associate 40% minimum of atlantic grape varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Cot and Fer Servadou) with 40% minimum of mediterranean grape varieties (Syrah and Grenache), completion of blends possible with 20% of Cot and Fer Servadou. This unique possibility is due to the position of the vineyard under an east - west transitional climate which naturally influences the local vegetation. Rose is also produced within the same appellation.
The meeting of a humid Bordeaux-type climate with the hot mediterranean sun, the dream of any wine maker, enables complex wines to be made from the appellation's large palette of grape varieties, blending being the key to the wines' rich balance.
Ventenac-Cabardes lies at the heart of this small appellation. To learn more about Carcassonne and the region click here to view the Wikipedie entry or click here for the Carcassonne Office de Tourisme website.

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