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White Sigillées 2015 Rosé Sigillées 2016 Red Sigillées 2015 White Sigillée 2016
 

 
 

NEW !!! Les Sigillées !!! Coteaux du Languedoc

Ceramic fragments found in the vineyard
During the 2005 harvest, how surprising it was to see one of our pickers so thrilled with his find ! He was a student in archeology and had just discovered some finely decorated fragments of red ceramics in a plot of Grenache and a plot of Syrah on our estate. He had immediately recognized that they were “Sigillées” !

Indeed they are “Sigillées”
The « Sigillées » were red Gallo-Roman ceramics characterised by raised designs and intended for table service. Their relatively short production spread out over several decades at the beginning of the Christian era. An important workshop was set up in La Graufesenque (near Millau) in Larzac – Aveyron; the fragments found in our vineyard may have been produced there.

Archeological excavations have unearthed several Gallo-Roman wine-producing villas in the surroundings of Domaine La Croix Chaptal. It is however impossible to determine if on La Croix Chaptal estate, there was any wine-producing activity as we would have to uproot the vines to make sure...

What a fine name for our Coteaux du Languedoc !
The discovery of such fragments of Sigillées gave me the idea of naming my range Coteaux du Languedoc after them. It is the only appellation which I produce in the three colours, since Clairette du Languedoc is 100% White Clairette and Terrasses du Larzac are 100% red :

·         « Les Sigillées » Blanc, sharp, elegant and mineral

·         « Les Sigillées » Rouge, fruity and voluptuous

·         « Les Sigillées » Rosé, round and gastronomic

What a fine name for our Coteaux du Languedoc !The discovery of such fragments of Sigillées gave me the idea of naming my range Coteaux du Languedoc after them. It is the only appellation which I produce in the three colours, since Clairette du Languedoc is 100% White Clairette and Terrasses du Larzac are 100% red :

A new label unveiled at ProWein
The identity of these three cuvées is enhanced by an original label featuring the famous Sigillées which will be unveiled at ProWein 2016.

An ideal opportunity to (re)discover Domaine La Croix Chaptal, both richly endowed with a time-honoured wine–producing tradition and firmly anchored in its own time !

COME AND DISCOVER OUR WINES AT PROWEIN
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Charles-Walter PACAUD
Artisan-Vigneron