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Château L'Argentier

Sommières, Languedoc

Located in Sommières, at the heart of the Languedoc region, Château l’Argentier is run by Élisabeth & Francois JOURDAN. 59 acres under vines. Lying on an east-west oriented slope located 25 kilometers north from the Mediterranean Sea, Château l'Argentier’s terroir is characterized by well drained red tinted soils with a high content of iron and flint. Benefiting from the cool air coming from the Cévennes mountains, Château l'Argentier vineyards are enjoying a temperate climate.
Château l'Argentier is one of the oldest wine estate in Sommières. 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. Immediately convinced by the high viticultural potential of l’Argentier terroir, the young couple decided to replant new vineyards of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre and to rebuild the old cellar. In 1987 the estate was entirely classified under the new AOC Coteaux du Languedoc. Since then, their vineyards had been classified under two new Languedoc denomination (“Sommières” & “Grès de Montpellier”) and their wines had gained international recognition from the trade. Young Languedoc wine pioneers during the 80's, Élisabeth and François Jourdan are now figures of the Languedoc fine wines revolution.