The vineyards of Château de Lascaux have been in the family for thirteen generations. The name of the domaine, “Lascaux” comes from a limestone specific to vineyard sites.
Jean-Benoît Cavalier took direction of the property in 1984, just after finishing a degree in Agricultural Engineering. In 1990, he consolidated the vineyards, restructured the ancient cellars, and created Château de Lascaux. The domaine has expanded from twenty-five to eighty-five hectares of vineyards, surrounded by three hundred hectares of forest, filled with green oaks and pines trees. The quiet isolation of this part of the region, coupled with its proximity to both the sea and the mountains, makes this microclimate so unique. It is nestled along the foothills of the Cevennes, a mountain range that sits in the heart of south of France.
These foothills protect the vines from the cool Mistral winds, and bring more rain to an otherwise dry climate. The temperate zone brings a long, slow ripening of the grapes and adds to the wines complexity. The stony soil lends finesse and freshness to the grapes, giving the reds greater aging potential than wines grown in other Languedoc soils.