From the Estate Val Enchante, or Enchanted valley, comes a wine with a history going back to the times when Chartreux abbey was established, back in 1512.
From the region of Aveyron, in the valley of Grand Combe at Marsillac, Benoit Perie carries on the culture of growing this ancient vine. The variety in question is called MANSOIS or FER SERVADOU and is found in South West of France; it is the grape variety primarily grown in Marcillac Apelation.
The variety was introduced by the monks from Conques, more than a thousand years ago and is very successfully adapted to the soil , made up of clay and chalk, where combined with a perfect exposure fully expresses itself. Being a variety known to the monks as very strong and easily adaptable to the challenging growing conditions, it is not surprising that it has survived the centuries completely unchanged.
Benoit started Natural Agriculture in 2014. Overcoming past challenging years while waiting for nature to regain its strength, the quality of the wine is getting better and better. Finally, this 2018 wine achieved 14.5% ABV.
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- Val Enchanté 2018
- Region: Marsillac, Aveyron, France
- ABV: 14.5%
- Natural Agriculture since 2014