Château Saint Martin de la Garrigue

​The estate, located at Montagnac in the Hérault département about ten kilometres inland from the Mediterranean, stands on top of a hill overlooking the Thau coastal lagoon. The vines grow on slopes facing the sea and thus benefit from maritime breezes that carry in moisture to counter the effect of summer drought. Spring frosts are rare, the mild temperatures favour good ripening of the grapes. The vines themselves are protected from the prevailing north and north-westerly winds (known locally as the cers and tramontane) which on occasion are violent enough to damage immature canes.