Swept by the Tramontane wind, the vineyard is planted on the sandy, free-draining soils of the Pliocene hillsides so typical of the Aspres region.
Interestingly, part of the Lauriga vineyard is planted on very old terraces where the soils are full of pudding stones which heat up quickly in the sun and have always been valued by winemakers throughout the generations.
The diversity of the Lauriga terroir makes it possible to produce wines with a subtle palette of aromas and flavours.
For Château Lauriga, caring for the environment by preserving biodiversity is a top priority, as well as looking after the people who work in the vineyard.
When the vineyards were restructured in the 1990s, they were replanted in relation to the path of the sun (to optimise the effects of photosynthesis on the complexity of aromas) and also the direction of the Tramontane, to avoid wind damage to the vines.
This ancient winegrowing region is situated in Aspres, in the commune of Thuir, where the aperitif Byrrh comes from. With 60 hectares of vines surrounding a renovated house and a modern cellar with high-tech winemaking equipment, Lauriga produces top quality wines.
The magic combination of the Tramontaine terroir, grape varieties and winemaking expertise has produced a range of wines with complex, subtle aromas and flavours. The range comprises white wines made from dry Muscat, Grenache, Macabeu. The IGP Côtes Catalanes, the AOP Côtes du Roussillon Rosé and Red, Le Cadet, Le Château, and the Cuvée Prestige which are matured in oak barrels as well as regional specialities Maury lAmbre and Muscat de Rivesaltes.