''Terroir'' and climate
The Château de Raissac vineyard is composed of a great variety of 80 hectares of ''terroir'' between the soft-leaved scrubland  of limestone soils and the Mediterranean sea. It is located near Béziers.

GRAVEL AND CLAY FROM
THE VILLAFRANCHIEN

Quaternary soil with small silica quartz gravel and siliceous rocks from the Massif Central mixed with sand and red clay. Located at 80 meters altitude, surrounded by ''garrigue'' ; soft-leaved scrubland  on limestone soils and pine forests, this naturally drained soil offers the best conditions to grow excellent Syrah and Grenache.

CLAY-RICH CHALKY SLOPES
COVERED WITH MARINE FOSSILS

This soil of marine molasses from the middle of the Miocene (18.2 million years ago) is constituted of sandy and chalky marl and stoneware, richly incrusted with sea mollusks “Ostrea Crassissima” (giant oysters). It brings power, character and intensity to the wine.

''SOUBERGUES'' COVERED WITH
TERTIARY PEBBLES

Terraces situated between plain and hills are covered with round river pebbles which store the sun’s heat in the day and spread the warmth in the soil at night keeping its moisture and temperature.

This clayey-chalky soil gives harmony and a light elegance to the wine.

ALLUVIAL PLAIN
Land located by the river composed of fine sand and alluviums. These soils are deep and let water filter easily, favoring the vines rooting and the aroma and freshness of the wines.