The ALAUX Family
The family structure has a high importance with the history of wineries.
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Meet the family
The family structure has a high importance with the history of wineries. From the oldest (we call this a dynasty) to the newest, mariage remains the ideal way to strengthen connections between goods and people, in the spirit of growth and prosperity over generations on the same length as prestigious unions among crowned heads.
This is the case at the Chateau Bouchat-Alaux at Pennautier. Present on the communes of Salsigne, Villanière and Lastours in the mountain area, the Iché-Alaux C family cultivates vines throughout generations, altering with local mining. Jean-Louis is today the heir to this tradition.
His wife, Florence, from the fourth generations of winemakers, comes from the plain of Pennautier on the doorstep of La Cité de Carcassonne where her grandfather Lucien Bousquet originally from the Lauragais installed himself in 1942 on a little domaine acquired by his mother.
His children Anne-Marie and Jean carry on the tradition. Florence and Jean-Louis met in 1984, thanks to an identical living environment and similar activities, punctuated by differences in shale soil, in climate with Atlantic and Mediterranean influences, grape varieties giving their wines a beautiful complexity in mountain zones: 30 Hectares in AOP (protected designation of origin in France) Corbières distributes numerous grape varieties: Cabernet, merlot, syrah. In AOP Minervois: Grenache, syrah, marsanne, rousanne, cinsault, white muscat. Leaving the background of valleys to their Chardonnay and Pinot.
In the plaines, deeper soils limestone clays are white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Colombard and soon to be produced, small and large Manseng. Their two children, Pauline and Philippe play big parts in the winery. A tasting and sale experience is open on weekdays, and on weekends only on appointment. A delivery service is also provided for professional clients such as wine merchants and restaurants. The Bouchat-Alaux Chateau is also open to welcoming clients. Thus said, reception rooms with a capacity of 130 people are made available to the public for various family and festive events, work seminars. A catering service is also provided. Meals and snacks are served in the shaded park during the summer. A parking lot is reserved especially for clients.
Very large room, very efficient staff, a marvellous moment in the garden for the reception.. and the next day for brunch a great barbecue. Very good!
Whether it’s the white, red or rosé, the wine is very good. I’ve been going for 10 years and it never disappoints. Also, the staff is very obliging and kind.
Very warm welcome. The owner of the winery is very friendly and has a large knowledge of his wines. I recommend.
Stay connected with us
We welcome you throughout the seasons, whether it’s to visit the cellars, a wine tasting, a reception to organise, we are here.
Visits and wine tasting
In order to welcome you the best we can, thank you for making an appointment with us prior.
06 34 65 22 33
06 11 71 90 94
2 Chemin de Malasang
La tuilerie, 11610 Pennautier