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The Jourdan family has been established in Sommières, between Nîmes and Montpellier, since 1937. Endowed with an unusually high percentage of old vines, they make an array of blessedly old-fashioned and unaffected wines exclusively from grape varieties indigenous to the region. All wines are fermented and aged in concrete vats. They make a special point of not releasing their wines until they consider them ready to drink. Such resistance to the “latest vintage” syndrome naturally endears them to us. But, more importantly, we were utterly convinced by the purity and restraint of their various cuvées, which really offer something new and different to the range of Languedoc wines.
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Ch. L'Argentier

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Producer:
Ch. L'Argentier
Country:
France
Region:
Languedoc
Subregion:
Gard
City of Origin:
Sommières
Date Founded:
1937
Owner Name:
Elisabeth et François Jourdan
Vineyard Size:
24
Total Annual Production:
8300 cases

Property History:

Located in Sommières, at the heart of the Languedoc region, Château l'Argentier is run by Élisabeth & Francois JOURDAN. With 24 hectares under vines, including 2.20 hectares classified under the Languedoc denomination, Château l'Argentier is one of the oldest wine estate in Sommières.

Owner History:

Acquired in 1937, by Élisabeth's grandmother, Paule MARTIN-GRANEL, Château l'Argentier had been ran by André & Raymond MARTIN (Paule's sons) from 1937 to 1983. In 1983 they were joined by Élisabeth JOURDAN (Raymond's daugther) and her husband François. Born and raised in Burgundy, François learned his winemaking and viticulture at the Clos de Malte in Santenay.

Wines By Ch. L'Argentier
Ch. L'Argentier

2019 Vieilles Vignes de Cinsault

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