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Loire Valley

Arcane - 2022 - Adrien et Guillaume Pire

Château de Fosse-Sèche

Arcane, adj.: "mysterious, secret; relating to a Hermetic operation whose secrets are known only to the initiated". It's so good you may well want to keep this wine a secret! A nose with floral, pear and honey notes. Complex, precise, and brimming of energy, with a long, lingering finish.

75 cl
Original features
Biodynamic wine
Degree of alcohol
11.5 %
To drink from
2024 to 2032

VAT included

100% Chenin from 22-year-old vines, farmed biodynamically, and planted on a plateau of flint stone and gravel over slightly clayey soils, with very deep roots. The cool climate here, plus the flintstones in the vineyard which capture the heat of the day and release it in the evening, are ideal conditions for slow, progressive ripening. The grapes are harvested by hand at very low yields, around 10 hl/ha. Vinification: direct pressing, and maturation on the lees for 12 months in concrete vats. Bottled at the estate in September 2023.

Adrien et Guillaume Pire

Adrien et Guillaume Pire

Guillaume Pire was born in Belgium, he grew up in Madagascar. In 1998, the Pire family bought the Château de Fosse-Sèche. After his studies in Switzerland, including time working at the pioneering Rouvinez estate, Guillaume took over the family estate with his brother Adrien. The vineyards were first established 800 years ago, and the Château dates back to the 13th Century; Fosse-Sèche is made...

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