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The Château de Lacroux vineyard, 38 ha, lies in the southwest of France, between the town of Gaillac (which gives its name to the wine growing area) , Albi, the birthplace of Henri Toulouse Lautrec, and the small historic town of Cordes.
For 10 generations, the Derrieux family has been working the vineyard with passion and know how. Year after year, our goal is to express the best of the terroir. The Derrieux brothers produce typical regional wines, using most up-to-date methods.
The basis of the red wine of Château de Lacroux are the two native Gaillac grape varieties DURAS and BRAUCOL(=FER SERVANDOU). These grapes provide rich strong wines. The fragrant taste from the Duras grapes, and the aromatic overtones of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant from the Braucol grapes.
The white wines are produced from the MAUZAC, LOIN DE L’OEIL and SAUVIGNON varieties. The blending of these grapes gives a harmonious, fruity, dry white wine.
Located on the slopes of the Albigensian between Gaillac, city of wine, and Albi, birthplace of the painter TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, CHATEAU DE LACROUX, a 38 ha family farm, has carried on the tradition of GAILLAC wines for ten generations. Indeed in 1700 Jeanne and Guillaume Derrieux, Plowmen, already cultivated the slopes of Lincarque, then the exploitation was transmitted from father to son. At the beginning of the 20th century Philippe and Baptistine were working to fight against phylloxera. And then came Bertin-Laurent who passed on to his son Pierre who with the help of Marguerite, rebuilt the vineyard to pass it on to the new generation in the 1980s.
Now Philippe, Jean and Bruno DERRIEUX vinify and age their wines, seeking the authentic character of the GAILLAC appellation. Harvest after harvest, they have managed to preserve and improve the Château de LACROUX vineyard.
Favoring quality, limiting production, respecting the environment, leaving the necessary time for the aging of the wines, to better express the typicity of the grape varieties which have made the history of the GAILLAC appellation, these are the commitments they take so that with each bottle you recognize the signature.
Loyalty to the land, memory of several centuries of hard work, so many stories of love between the land, the vines and the people to offer you all the art of living of the South-West.
Pierre-Laurent Derrieux | email@example.com