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Chateau Cabrieres
France - Rhone Valley

The Arnaud family has owned the property for three generations. In 2009 Guy Arnaud handed over the estate to his daughter Agnes Arnaud married to Patrick Vernier. Today, Agnes and Patrick are running this Estate together.

The name Cabrieres comes from the Latin name "Capraria", designating a place where goats are raised.

The Château Cabrières is located in the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in the Vaucluse department, in the southern Rhône Valley. The property dates back from a long time, since a bread oven door has been discovered and preserved - the stone cut recalls the technique used in the 14th and 15th centuries. This proves the historic nature of the Chateau and also of its vinestock, both of which benefit from the flinty nature of the local soil, where vines have been planted since 1344.
The vineyard is situated on the high tablelands which are characteristic of the northern area of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The terrain consists mainly of alpine diluvium and chalky Miocenian soil with large flint pebbles covering the surface. These pebbles conserve the heat of the day during the night thus avoiding too much evaporation.

Producer Details
Founded
1948
Wine Production Area
France - Rhone Valley - Chateauneuf du Pape AOC, Cotes du Rhone AOC
Owners
Agnes and Patrick VERNIER
Winemaker
Philippe CAMBIE
Acreage
79 acres (32 hectares)
Grape Varietal(s)
All 13 grape varieties of Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Age of Vines
40-50 years average, with vineyards planted as early as 1901for the oldest and some planted in 2003 for the youngest.
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Annual Production
3,500
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