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Organic or biodynamic wine

Loire Valley

Il était une fois - 2020 - Adrien et Guillaume Pire

Château de Fosse-Sèche

A nose with notes of flowers and pears. Palate: a complex sparkling wine, dry and taut, with a lingering finish. Lovely energy! This is the Arcane cuvée vinified as a brut nature sparkling wine.

75 cl
Original features
Biodynamic wine
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
13.5 %
To drink from
2024 to 2028

VAT included

100% Chenin from biodynamically-grovwn vines 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. Vinification is meticulous: direct pressing, aged on lees in concrete vats for one year. Addition of fresh juice from the 2021 harvest to re-start the fermentation. Bottled, then aged on laths. A disgorged cuvée, without dosage.

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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