The 50 hectares of vineyards of Château Canet are located in the middle of a natural heaven, the Balcons de L’Aude in the Minervois region. A great wine “terroir” made up of clay and limestone soil.
We manage the vineyards according to the guidelines of sustainable viticulture, following the brief of ‘Terra Vitis’® The mandate helps us grow great grapes while respecting the environment and maintaining the long term health and sustainability of our vineyards and surrounding agricultural land.
The vines also benefit from a warm Mediterranean climate and the interesting climatic conditions caused by the winds; the cool northerly Atlantic wind called the Cers and the warm Vent Marin which blows in from the coast.
The principal grape, covering over half of the vineyards, is Syrah (Shiraz). The more mineral soils are planted with Chardonnay, the remaining vineyards are planted with Grenache, Merlot, and the regional varietals Roussanne and Bourboulenc which form the basis of Chateau Canet’s white Minervois.
80% of the domaine is recognised as “Minervois”, one of the Appellation d’Origine Protégée (A.O.P.) of the Langudeoc Roussillon. The remaining vineyards are classified as Pays d’Oc I.G.P. (Indication Géographique Protégée).