Region: Languedoc, Le Sud (Languedoc, Southern France)
Locale: Pennautier, France
Appellation: Vin de Pays
Site: Flatter sites outside the Cabardès appellation.
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Fermentation and Aging: Stainless steel.
Notes: At the time the Chateaux was built, it was very fashionable to also have an “Orangerie” - a place where orange trees would grow. A beautiful Orangerie still exists at the Chateau, and became the namesake for this inexpensive little wine. By a quirk of French Appellation law, the name had to be changed recently to Orangeraie, since “Orangerie” implied a place-name and obviously the vineyards are not in the actual Orangerie.