at Villeneuve-Minervois

  • From a family with a vinegrowers tradition, it is quite natural that Frank Bénazeth followed oenological studies. He started his career in the Lyonese, he decided to change his life, and settled in Minervois.
    In 1998 he carries out an insane project: to mature his wine in barrels in an extraordinary site, the cavern of Cabrespine.
    In 2002 he recontructs the windmill which is located in the village of its ancestors.
    The vineyard, with an average age of 25 to 30 years, is established on a soil of argilo-sand nature, argillaceous and schists.
    The wine making is very thorough with a search for extraction on Syrah with very poor yield. The "green vintage", in the month of June, is largely practised on this exploitation. The maturing is then done out of barrels during 13 month.
    The robe of his wines tells all about their potential. It's wine of an extreme richness with a very beautiful maturity. Harmony and force characterize these very high-class wines.
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
  • Services
    • Animals accepted
Payment methods
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Cash
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
  • Visa