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The Chateau de Brau is located opposite the medieval “Cité de Carcassonne”, overlooking a particularly beautiful part of the Pyrenees. Impressive is the massive construction of the small château, built in 1877. The foundation of the wine production are the large cool cellar and the parcelled vineyards, which are grouped around the cellar.
When Wenny and Gabriel Tari took over the château in 1982, grapes were produced on just 15 hectares and sold to the local cooperative. But the two had other goals. Today, more than 30 hectares of organically cultivated vineyards are cultivated in the Chateau de Brau, where Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet-Franc, Syrah, Grenache, Fer-Servadou, Egiodola, Petit Verdot, Cinsault, Cot, Chardonnay, Viognier, Ugni blanc and Roussanne are cultivated. The grapes are harvested by hand and gently processed in their own wine cellar with a controlled fermentation guide.
It is only since 1999 that the Region of Cabards has been recognised appellation d’ Origine Protégée (AOP) and, after a long struggle, has thus been given the status of wine in terms of quality and regional character. The appellation lies in the border area between the very dry eastern areas of the Aude département and the already temperate areas of the Montagne Noir with slight Atlantic influence.