Château de Lascaux
- France Languedoc Roussillon
The vineyards of Château de Lascaux have been in the same family for thirteen generations, but it was current owner Jean-Benoît Cavalier who officially established the domaine when he took on the property in 1984. He consolidated and took over some new vineyards, taking the estate from 25 to 85 hectares, and restructured the ancient cellars. Lascaux is surrounded by three-hundred hectares of forest, filled with green oaks, pines, and garrigue. The quiet isolation of this part of the region, coupled with its proximity to both the sea and the mountains, makes for a very unique microclimate. The stony soils lend elegance and freshness to the wines, and the garrigue - with notes of laurel, thyme and rosemary - is reflected in the aromatics of the wines. Jean-Benoît is passionate about supporting the richness and diversity of this ecosystem, so the domaine's conversion to organic viticulture was a logical choice. The Domaine de Cavalier wines are generous, friendly wines of excellent quality and excellent value for their price category.