CHATEAU DES KARANTES communicates:
“Operating a family-owned vineyard is certainly a labor of love, one that we do because of a belief in our terroir and a passion for our region. It is even more certainly a labor full of sleepless nights, nights spent wondering if the weather’s too warm for the season; if it’s too cold for the season; hoping it will rain soon; hoping the rain will stop; praying the fog will hold off; monitoring tank temperatures during fermentation…
The payoff is the end result, a culmination of all of the efforts in the vineyard and the cellar presented in a bottle. The wines we make are, of course, wines that we like to drink ourselves. For us, however, there is no greater pleasure than being able to share our wine with others, and learning that they love them as much as we do. That approval, especially from our peers, is what makes all of the hard work worth it.
So we are both fiercely proud and immensely humbled to announce that our Bergerie Rouge 2011 has won the Regional Trophy in the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards, for a red wine over 10£ from the Languedoc-Roussillon. This is the second year in a row one of our wines has been awarded a Regional Trophy – last year, it was the 2009 Château des Karantes Rouge. The award is a delight and a tribute to the dedication and skill of our winemaker, Nicolas Laverny.
In addition to the Regional Trophy, Château des Karantes Rouge 2010 has been awarded a gold medal for the third year in a row and the Bergerie Rosé 2011 a bronze medal.”