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Château de Lastours is in the south of France, in the Corbières area, on an old Roman road known as the Via Domitia – which goes from Narbonne to Spain. A castrum was built on the route to accommodate travellers. The Castrum de Turribus later became Château de Lastours, in reference to the watchtowers that overlooked the Via Domitia at this particularly dangerous point.
Presentation of the Estate
Château de Lastours has been the property of the Allard family since 2004. The family put all their energy and enthusiasm into making the most of their outstanding land. Their purpose is to grow great wines and attract tourists to this unrivalled location. The Château de Lastours estate spans 850 hectares of steep hillsides and deep canyons. The 100-hectare terraced vineyard is nestled in the middle. The estate has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry, sunny summers and precipitation spread evenly during the other three seasons. The northern tramontana wind keeps the temperatures from climbing too high.