January 06 2017
On the Boutenac terroir, in Corbières, is Château Aigues-Vives. It owes its name to the presence of Roman thermae during the Antiquity. A remarkable 75 acres vineyard, neighbor to Domaine de Villemajou, Gérard Bertrand’s childhood home. His attachment to these lands brought him to purchase Château Aigues-Vives in 2010.
AOC Corbières-Boutenac, recognized in 2005, enjoys the presence of abundant phreatic tables in its soil, which is very beneficial to vine culture. The Mediterranean climate, very sunny and arid, allows for the thriving of the region’s typical varieties, Carignan, Grenache and Mourvedre, but Château Aigues-Vives stands out with its planting, mostly Syrah.