Domaine Sarrail is a 250 acre, 12th century property located next to the city of Carcassonne, in Languedoc France. In 1980 the Sarrail family bought the estate and set about revitalizing this storied winery. In 2005, Albert, the third generation of the Sarrail family to work at the winery, joined the team, working hand-in-hand with the well regarded oenologist and winemaker Ana Gonzalez. The estate is planted to Cabernet SauvignonMerlot Carcassonne is a beautifully preserved medieval city where the days are warm and sunny and the evenings are tempered by the coolness of the Mediterranean Sea.
|(40% Cabernet Sauvignon/40% Merlot/20% Malbec). Fruit harvested from vines that are an average age of 30 years old was vinified using traditional methods – small vats and a relatively short fermentation of 15 days at low temperatures.
|It was in 1980 that Mr. Henri Sarrail, passionate about wine, fell under the charm of this fabulous vineyard and decided to bring it back to life. Curious and demanding, he studied the ground, the vines and was immediately aware of the strong potential of the “terroir”.
His son, Jean-Luc Sarrail, took on the family venture in 2000 and enlarged the workforce. He was joined in 2005 by his son Albert Sarrail. Albert, dynamic and ambitious, decided that he wanted to make the unique quality of these wines from the city of Carcassonne known around the world. With the help of Ana Gonzalez, a recognised oenologist in the trade, the gamble has paid off. The accord between carefully selected grape varieties, the soil and the climate is a success !
”At the Sarrail vineyard, wine is a family story, handed down from generation to generation.”