Chateau Camplazens

Chateau Camplazens is at the site of an old Roman settlement on the top of a limestone plateau known as La Clape. The area is environmentally protected since 1965. The only permitted activity is cultivating vines and making wine. At an altitude of 150 meters and only 2 km from the Mediterranean Sea, the La Clape Plateau is primarily limestone and sediment as it was under the ocean thousands of years ago.

Wine Appellation
Viognier La Clape
Grenache La Clape
Available in: Maine
Grown: France
La Clape
La Clape is a named sub-appellation of the Languedoc appellation in Languedoc-Roussillon, southern France. Unusually for a Languedoc sub-appellation, the La Clape title covers both red and white wines. La Clape's much-respected red wines are produced from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre – the local cepages ameliorateurs ('improver' varieties). While Carignan and Cinsaut can also be used to a limited extent, they are being gradually phased out from the local vineyards. The lesser-known white La Clape wines are made from the classic Languedoc white-wine blend, which includes Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc, with smaller amounts of the Rhone Valley varieties Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. The official La Clape viticultural area covers the villages of Armissan, Fleury-d’Aude, Salles-d’Aude and Vinassan. It also covers vineyards on the eastern fringes of Narbonne town.