Chateau le Raz - Socius
The vineyard :
Château Le Raz belongs to Barde family from 1958 and is located in the village of “Saint Méard de Gurçon” in Périgord. The vineyard extends over 65 hectares, it is located on clay-limestone hillsides and high sand-clay plateaus with iron bearing subsoil. 30 hectares of white grapes like Sauvignon, Sémillon and Muscadelle. 35 hectares of red grapes like: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. They produce AOP Bergerac, AOP Montravel, AOP Côtes de Montravel and IGP Périgord. To assure quality of their wines they cultivate their vineyards on these valleys and hills, selecting the best grapes varieties and always after the same aim: the flavors harmony. The two-floors wine making cellar allows gravity wine working and production of elegant wines, with aromas delicacy.
About Socius :
SOCIUS is an IGP Perigord Wine, in South West France in the region called Dordogne. They earned the appelation IGP really recently because of all the efforts that winemakers have been doing to increase the quality of their wine and to put foreward their tradition and their terroir. So in 2009 the IGP appelation was granted to the region.