On nice summer days, it may be a bit more. It is to say, more of the good. The Dutch saying 'living like god in France' fits this perfectly. Especially now that it is also France's national holiday.
With the storming of the Bastille in 1789, the class system in France was overthrown. From then on, the service of reason replaced the service of God. God, as it were, had nothing more to do in France. He could rest on his laurels and enjoy all the beauty the country had to offer. In short, an easy, carefree life with 'du pain, du vin et du…'. You can fill in the last part yourself.
Beer is made by men, wine by God.
― Martin Luther
Whether in France or elsewhere, having a holiday always feels good. If you're not one of the lucky ones, don't despair. At VIAGE we provide a daily dose of happy feeling. You can add the French aspect simply by tasting our delicious French house wine from Château Grézan, the wine house of the Cros-Pujol family.
The history behind this tasty white, red or rosé wine takes you on an instant journey. Originally, Château Grézan was the Roman villa of a centurion. From there, it became, among other things, a resting place for pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostela and a commandery for Templars. The historical castle in the Faugères even got the nickname 'little Carcassonne' and is registered as historical monument.
Day & night sun
The Cros-Pujol family has been making wine for five generations. What began in 1877 on a small plot of land in Carignan grew to 110 hectares thirty years ago. The donkey and the back room of Jules-Anatole Cros, the family's first winegrower, were replaced by innovative agriculture that respects the ancestral wine traditions. The Mediterranean climate and the special soil in Fauhères help in this respect. The soil consists of shale, a sedimentary rock largely composed of clay minerals. This rock has the amazing ability to store water and heat during the day and release it at night. So the grapes continue to ripen at night.
So can we conclude that a glass of wine from Château Grézan equals a glass of sunshine? And with that conclusion, you have proof that at VIAGE the sun always shines a little.