Legend tells that the last Cathars would have hidden a priceless treasure in the vicinity of the City of Carcassonne before disappearing … Myth or reality, years of excavations have not found out. With this cuvée, powerful and elegant, Les Vignobles Foncalieu invokes the cathar ages and sublimates their original terroir.
The terroir of the Cité de Carcassonne PGI lies in the west of the Languedoc, in the Aude area, mainly on hillsides forming a circle with a radius of some 20km around the City of Carcassonne. The vines of “Trésor Cathare” are situated near the village of Conques, where the limestone vein that runs through the land mixes with the clay soil. The vineyard benefits from two different climate influences: the hot, dry Mediterranean climate, softened by the more temperate Oceanic climate from the Atlantic. These harmonious conditions produce an elegant, well-balanced wine brimming over with fruit.
Bouquet of black fruits, cocoa and peppers is powerful, enhanced with floral and animal notes. The mouth is complexed and rich, supported by a remarkable structure and persistent aromas.