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Loire Valley


Château de Fosse-Sèche

Gondwana - 2016 - Guillaume Pire

Intense, concentrated fruit aromas, with notes of violets... Palate: fleshy, sapid, and mouth-watering with bright, precise flavours.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Biodynamic wine
Appellation
Saumur
Degree of alcohol
12 %
To drink from
2019 to 2025
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€28.50
VAT included

100% Cabernet Franc, from 60-year-old vines, and planted on a Jurassic-era plateau made up of siliceous gravel mixed with slightly clayey earth.Free of any limestone, the soil permits for the growth of very deep roots. The estate is certified organic by Ecocert and biodynamic by Biodyvin, the climate allows for slow, gradual ripening. The yield is low: 20 hl/ha. Vinification is meticulous, fermentation 1-week in vats, maturation 12-months in amphorae and egg-shaped vats.

GUILLAUME PIRE

GUILLAUME PIRE

Guillaume Pire or Guillaume Keller, take your pick! 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...

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