PRODUCTEURMas del Périé
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House founded in 2003
One of the widest selections of author and artisan wines on the web
average age of the vines: 25 years
Soil / exposure: outcropping Kimeridgian limestone - Summit of hills 350 m above sea level
Vinification: manual harvest
Natural vinification, destemming, vatting for 30 days, fermentation in concrete vats and barrels
Ageing: in concrete vats for 6 months
No added sulphites
Tasting (after degassing): the color is dark purplish purple, almost opaque. The nose is appetizing, on black fruit cream, with a slight milky touch and a hint of sweet spices. The mouth is round, enveloping, unfolding a finely luscious material, with a texture between silk and velvet. The fruit (blackberry, black cherry) is omnipresent, in a fresh and digestible register (12.5% alcohol). We would drink it until the end of the night if we were unreasonable. The finish reveals a very greedy, devilishly tasty and surprisingly long chew, propelled by a punchy acidity, but not aggressive, with a persistence on blackberry and cocoa powder.
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What is an author wine?
This can be so diverse depending on the personality of their parent, that it is easier to define what it is not. An author's wine is anything but a standard, stereotyped wine, made to please the greatest number. It is therefore rarely produced in millions of copies, copying itself from vintage to vintage.
An author's wine is therefore a wine that does not resemble that of its neighbour. Who from year to year will evolve according to the vagaries of the weather and the mood of the author – the two can be linked. Because the author does not rely on market studies to lead his boat. He makes his wine as he feels, as he likes it, as he can, sometimes... And too bad if not everyone likes it.
This is why signature wines are sometimes classified as “table wine” or “vin de France”. Because the winemaker has not planted the authorized grape variety*, made the assembly or the vinification recommended in the appellation**. He is often a bit rebellious, our author. But that's why we love it!... That said, signature wines are not always marginal: they are present in most appellations, and can be part of the elite of these. this***. Because they don't just have personality: they're good, too! Generally with a very high degree of torchability : you never get tired of it after the first sip.
As auteur wines are not chaptalized, yeasted, tweaked...they can present very different profiles depending on the vintage. It is up to us (retailers and consumers) to accept them as they are, and to remain loyal to the producers, because they need us to continue their activity.
* For example, the Touriga Nacional in the Minervois, or the Syrah in the Côtes du Forez. They are crazy, these authors!
** Some winegrowers dare to produce sweet wines with Mourvèdre or a natural sparkling wine with Pineau d'Aunis
*** like those of Jean-François Ganevat in the Jura or Zind-Humbrecht in Alsace