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Organic or biodynamic wine

Loire Valley


Gondwana - 2020 - Adrien et Guillaume Pire

Château de Fosse-Sèche

A concentrated nose of cranberry, forest floor, pepper and subtle vegetal notes. The palate is pulpy, sapid, and mouthwatering, with great freshness and, as always, tremendous precision. The fine acidity promises superb ageing potential.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Biodynamic wine
Appellation
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
11.5 %
To drink from
2022 to 2029
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€49.50
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100% Cabernet Franc, from 60-year-old vines, grown biodynamically (the estate is certified organic by Ecocert and biodynamic by Biodyvin) 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 climate allows for slow, gradual ripening. Manual harvest and low yields, of around 20 hl/ha. Vinification is meticulous, 10 days of maceration with control of the temperatures, 14 months of aging in egg-shaped vats, on lees.

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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