Domaine La Croix des Marchands et Château Palvié - AOP Gaillac
This is a place where began a two thousand year old love story between the earth and the vines. This crossroad of potters in the Gallo-Roman era was called “The Merchant’s Cross.” The name has remained through the centuries and proves that this place was destined to receive vines. Montans, near the town of Gaillac, was a major center of potteries where amphorae marked with the “Croix des Marchands” symbol were filled with this precious nectar and later found as far as Southern Spain and Northern Scotland.
The “Croix des Marchands” vineyard of 69 acres is situated near Montans. “Château Palvié” possesses 49 acres of clay-limestone land in Cahuzac sur Vère. They have practiced sustainable agriculture for more than 5 years.
These perfect blends use local and typical grape varieties from Gaillac. Mauzac, the oldest, is used in all whites, sometimes with the subtle, local grape Loin de l’Oeil. Duras and Braucol are the basis of the reds. Duras brings body and finesse, while Braucol lends color, fullness and spice. A whole range of typical characteristics to discover again and again!