Overview of the Wine
In 1971 André Berenger came to Cahors from Provence with his wife Sylvie, who is originally from Champagne, and planted their vineyard near Grezels, on the red clay/ iron stone soil known as Grèzes. Their two children, Maurin & Juline not only joined them in the family business, but brought in their respective spouses. Thus the 3 couples all work together and do everything on this 35 hectare domaine themselves. Pruning, the sustainable farming of the vineyards (Terra Vitis certified) and harvesting are all done by hand; a disappearing practice in Cahors where harvesting is now done almost exclusively by machine. Moreover, Maurin, and his wife, Marlène, are graduates of oenology school with diplomas in oenology. Complemetary, Juline and her husband, Henri, both studied at viticulture school. The Bérangeraie wines are proof that hand-made artisanal wines of character yet accessibility, are still being made in Cahors today.
Grapes are grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.
Vine Age: 55 years
Soil: iron, limestone and clay
Farming: Sustainable, Organic
Grape / Blend
Black fruit, plums and black berries, but dark ,dense and spicy. Fleshy sweet fruit is delicious, a big raft of sour cherry and plum skin acidity, but pure and delicious. Deep color with youthful highlights. Heady, floral-dominated nose (violet) backed by fresh fruits.
Product size: 750ml