Cave d'Alignan du Vent Neffiès
Location in the historic heart of the world’s biggest wine-producing region, the Cave d’Alignan du Vent brings together tradition and modernity, not only by the diversity of its terroirs and grape varietals but also by its methods of plot selection and winemaking.
The terroir of Alignan du Vent benefits from a Mediterranean climate with strong, dry winds from the North which protect the vineyard, and an exposure which allows for a slow maturation of the grapes.
Winemakers of Neffiès
Nestled in the foothills of the Black Mountains, the vineyard of Coteaux de Neffiès forms an immense natural boundary between mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. One can only be surprised and amazed by the beauty and variety of landscapes and terroirs of clay, limestone, schist, gravel….
The Neffièz range of wines are exclusively AOP Languedoc. Each cuvée is an homage to the village of Neffiès, to its history and to those who wrote it. They are modeled on this rich and exceptional past.
Both local and international grape varietals are used, some of which enter into the high-quality of AOPs of this cooperative. IGP and AOP wines coexist in the cellar with respect for the profiles and specific features of each; on one hand single-varietal and blends with freshness, and on the other hand AOP wines with a more Mediterranean profile with a great finesse.
Some of the vines are certified Terra Vitis.
Varietals: Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Terret, Ugni blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir
AOP varietals: Roussanne, Clairette, Grenache blanc, Grenache noir, Syrah, Carignan
In AOP certain very low-yield parcels of Syrah are harvested by hand and vinified by carbonic maceration to obtain an extremely expressive wine with notes of black fruit, juniper berry, graphite and slate. Especially sublime!