Les vins du Château Ponzac

Les vins du Château Ponzac

09 Mar 20

Château Ponzac, a rising star !!!

The Molinié family has lived in the village of Carnac-Rouffiac since the 14th century and is very much involved in the history of the village and its wine heritage.

In 1998, at the age of 21, Matthieu took over the reins of the estate after studying viticulture and oenology.  Two years later, he was joined by Virginie, who became his wife.

Today, they are at the head of 28 hectares of vines and are accompanied by Pascal Verhaeghe, Château du Cèdre, the leading estate in the Cahors appellation, who, a little more each year, helps them to refine the vinification and maturing process. 

Several cuvées are produced according to the different terroirs of the property:
"Maintenant ou jamais!" for the chalky-marly soil,
"Le Temperadou" for the clay-ferruginous soil
"Les Peyrrières" on a clay and pebble valley terroir with a second terrace.

Château Ponzac is located at an equal distance from the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean, which gives it an oceanic climate until June, then Mediterranean from July, giving the wine a perfect balance between acidity and ripeness.

Their wines are the subject of rigorous work both in the vineyard and in the winery: yield control, leaf removal, separate vinification for each terroir...

A rising value to be discovered 1 km from Côté Granges!
Baignade dans le lac de Montcuq

Baignade dans le lac de Montcuq

02 Aug 18

Montcuq, a must-see bathing spot!

Good news for swimming in the Lot and in addition to Montcuq!
When you approach Lake Montcuq, only 12 km from Côté Granges, you will discover a Caribbean air. The color of the water makes you want to dive in, to admire it, in short to spend a very pleasant time.

The benefits:
  • supervised swimming from noon to 6 pm from June 30 to September 2
  • playground, picnic area
  • free access all year except for vehicles in July and August paid access (from 7 euros)
  • fishing, body of water 2nd category (closed fishing from 30/01 to 10/03)
  • paid Aquazone activity
  • No dogs allowed
  • sale of ice cream, drinks, french fries
  • Snack restaurant open every evening from June to September and Sunday lunchtime.
Since the end of June, the Montcuq water body has won the first blue flag of the Lot!
The Blue Flag highlights municipalities and marinas that are permanently involved in a policy of sustainable tourism development. The label does not only apply to bathing places but to the whole commune. The quality of the bathing water, but also the way in which the municipality manages its waste and treats waste water are taken into account in obtaining the Blue Flag.

Since 2003, the department has set up Inf'Eau Loisirs, a device that makes him a pioneer in water control. Every day from June 15 to September 15, a report on the quality of bathing water is issued and made available to all.



27 Feb 18

And if we talked about wine ...

Overlooking our pretty village, Château Ponzac is run by a young couple of winegrowers from the Cahors appellation. Tasting at home is simply an event, as the speech is well kept.

The visit begins with the cellar where Matthieu speaks of the estate, the terroir and the wine, he is insatiable on the history of the vineyard of Cahors. A set of questions and answers begins and continues in the tasting room, where we have the pleasure of discovering the "trilogy" of the reds, from crisp red fruits to more elaborate and concentrated epicurean wines.

More confidential, Côt en Dolia, raised in a jar, natural and delivered to itself, the wine is flavor of fresh fruit, the power becomes length in the mouth, the aromas are those of the grapes that one crunches.

An excellent rosé, with a deep pink color, presented as a gastronomic wine, completes the range of wines from the Malbec grape variety.

For lovers of chenin blanc, it will be necessary to wait for the year 2018 because the strong frost of last spring was right of the buds of this grape variety.

All our holidaymakers, whether they are amateurs or not-initiated to the culture of the wine, come back delighted by this oenological moment. When we decide to go to tasting at Matthieu, we take the time, on average it lasts between 1 and 1:30 and each time, a moment of pure pleasure!

Cuisine gastronomique

Cuisine gastronomique

11 Jan 18

WE love !!!

L'Ô à la Bouche, one of our restaurants "favorite"   located on the Fénelon Alleys in Cahors, near the tourist office, the Villa Malbec and the historic center of the city.

Jean-François Dive, Belgian chef, offers an inventive and refined cuisine, inspired by his travels around the world. His art is to reinvent local products to awaken your senses. His charming wife manages the room, she welcomes you with a smile and professionalism.

If you go there to eat in the evening, do not hesitate to make a small digestive walk to Pont Valentré which, depending on the season, is adorned with a thousand colors and will end your day in style.

26 Oct 17

A new application to discover the Lot and its heritage

The new mobile application "Circuits Lot Dordogne" 'has just been launched by the Lot tourist development agency. Thanks to a selection of discovery circuits, you can discover, on foot, by car or by boat, the rich heritage of the territory. These tours are punctuated with historical commentaries, maps, trivia and family games.