SOIL - EXCELLENCE - AUTHENTICITY
At the origin of Chateau Tourril is an ancient gallo-roman signal tower located on the top of a hill in Languedoc proving the 2000 years history of the wine estate since roman Antiquity. The 16 hectares family vineyard is nested in a clay-limestone corrie surrounded by Mediterranean guarrigue that protects the vines from dominant winds and frost. It lays between the famous 1000 years old fortified city of Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi, both on UNESCOs World Heritage list. Well shone upon and drained by rainwaters, it produces high quality AOC Minervois wines from our Syrah, Cinsault, 100 years old Carignan, Grenache and Roussanne grapes.The estate was bought by a passionate wine entrepreneur, Ortwin Kandler, a former
Airbus pioneer. Thanks to important investments over time, the vineyard has full control of its production with modern winemaking technology and now organic conversion.