Plageoles Terroirists "Printemps"

Plageoles Terroirists "Printemps"
Plageoles Terroirists "Printemps"
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Regular price $35.00

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Grapes: Braucol + Duras

Region: VDF - Gaillac, France

Vintage: NV

Viticulture: Organic

Soils: Clay + Limestone

Vinification: Hand-harvested and vinified separately: both receive 24 hours of skin maceration and then the free-run juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks

Aging: 9 months in stainless steel tanks

Fining or Filtering: None

Sulfur: 15ppm added

Notes from the Importer: The Terroirists wines come from the Plageoles family’s own impressive bush vines; unlike their other wines that are single-varietal, this range is based on blends (or field-blends) of multiple indigenous varieties.

The wines of Gaillac as a whole are on the map today as wines of quality due to the hard work and adventurous spirit of the Plageoles family. It all started with Robert Plageoles, who took great pride in bringing back the lost indigenous varieties of the area. He researched and replanted over a dozen varieties (7 in the Mauzac family alone) indigenous to Gaillac that had all but vanished. Robert did painstaking work, often going in to the forest to find wild vines growing, and going to seed banks to resurrect these grapes. Robert’s son Bernard continued this work, and now his sons Florent and Romain have taken up the cause of natural wines in Gaillac. 

The terroir in Gaillac is made up of clay, limestone, sand and silex soils. Gaillac receives more sunshine than Bordeaux and is graced by a cool maritime climate.  Between the historic family vineyard of Très Cantous and the Roucou-Cantemerle vineyard totaling 20-hectares, they farm Mauzac Vert, Mauzac Noir, Ondenc, Duras, Muscadelle, and Prunelart. To drink the wines from Plageoles is to experience the fruit and terroir of living history.

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