Château Cazal Viel
The superb terroir of Château Cazal Viel was first planted by Roman warriors (the ruins of their villas and well still stand on the grounds of the estate) and then was tended by monks of the local Abbaye de Fontcaude. The monks crafted wines on that land for almost six centuries, from 1202 to the French Revolution. Following the French Revolution, in 1789, the estate was acquired by the Miquel family and thus began the Miquel legacy of wine producers. The present generation continues this great tradition of quality, independent winemaking. Château Cazal Viel is situated in the foothills of the Caroux mountains with a Mediterranean climate coupled with their intimate knowledge of the terroir means that the winemakers can nourish and protect the vines without the use of excessive chemicals or pesticides and they work in harmony with nature to produce their wines.