Our Grapes

Wine begins with grapes

Merlot

Merlot is a red grape with small black berries discovered at the end of 18th century. Our Cuvée Tradition wine is composed of 50% Merlot. Dark and dense in colour, with notes of red and black fruits and a superb aromatic palette - as it ages, Merlot reveals the notes of prunes, wood and spices. On the palate, it is supple with elegant tanins.

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc was introduced to Malepère over 50 years ago. The wines produced from this grape are medium in colour with fine tanins and subtle aromas of red berries and spicies. Combining it with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon boosts the wine's complexity and its aromatic bouquet. These fruity wines that can be drunk young, but some good vintages will also evolve with age.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the flagship grape varieties of the Malepère AOC. It enhances the wine's intensity, texture and complexity that develop during several years of aging. With its aromatic richness and notes of black fruits, violets and raspberries, it bears distinguished wines known for their long finish on the palate.

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a white grape found in the Limoux Appellation close to Belvèze. Its golden grapes make great white wines with varied aromas and notes of citrus fruits, dried fruit and even brioche. These wines can be drunk young or preserved in the cellar.

Cinsault

Cinsault is an ancient red grape variety with white juice (likely from Provence) widespread throughout Languedoc. It produces big grape bunches with large berries and juicy flesh. These are easy to drink wines, generally with lower acidity and alcohol content, pale in colour and with aromas of red fruits such as raspberry, dried fruits and white flowers.

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