Part two of my Lorgeril trip in June was a drive from Carcassonne through to Béziers and to Château de Ciffre (see part one in Cabardès).

The Ciffre estate straddles the border between the Faugères and St. Chinian and there’s an obvious difference in the soil which you can see immediately.

In this video Lorgeril’s Frank Flugge discusses the difference between the two appellations.

Faugères has a darker, schnist and gneiss soil – volcanic and a lot older than the clay-limestone of St. Chinian. There’s a difference in the glass too.

You can stay on the grounds of the estate in converted windmill which comfortably sleeps 12.

Wines from the estate are available from Mitchell and Son.