Madiran Cuvée du Couvent 2018
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House founded in 2003
One of the widest selections of the web of authors' wines and craftsmen
Cépage : 100% Tannat, Issu de vignes à fortes densités : 6173 pieds/ha
Nature du sol : Argilo Calcaire
Orientation : Sud, Sud-Est
Méthode Culturale :
– Conduite du vignoble certifié en Agriculture Biologique.
– Travail du sol un rang sur deux.
– Fauchage intercep.
– Taille guyot simple.
– Apport en matière organique issue de fumier composté à la propriété, et de couverts végétaux.
– Vendanges Manuelles.
– Macération préfermentaire.
– Pigeages manuels en cuves ciment ouvertes de 70hL.
– Fermentation longue.
– Fermentation malolactique en fut de chene neuf.
– Elevage en fût de chêne neuf durant 12 mois suivi d’un élevage de 6 mois en cuve inox, mis en bouteille après une très légère filtration.
13.5 % Alc. Vol.
What is an author wine?
This can be so diverse depending on the personality of their sire, that it is easier to define what it is not. An author wine is anything but a standard, stereotypical wine, made to please as many people as possible. It is therefore rarely produced in millions of copies, copying itself from vintage in vintage.
An author wine is therefore a wine that does not look like that of the neighbor. Which from year to year will evolve according to the vagaries of the weather and the mood of the author - the two that can be linked. Because the author does not rely on market studies to carry out his boat. He makes his wine as he feels, as he likes, as he can, sometimes ... and too bad if he does not please everyone.
This is why author wines are sometimes classified as "table wine" or "France wine". Because the winemaker did not plan the authorized grape variety*, makes the assembly or vinification recommended in the name **. He is often a bit rebellious, our author. But that is why we like it! ... That said, author's wines are not systematically marginal: they are present in most of the appellations, and can be part of the elite of these this***. Because they are not content to have personality: they are good, in addition! With in general aDegree of TorchabilityVery high: we never tire of it at the end of the first sip.
As author's wines are not chaptalized, levied, hacked ... They can have very different profiles depending on the vintage. It is up to us (resellers and consumers) to accept them as they are, and to remain faithful to the producers, because they need us to continue their activity.
*** Like those of Jean-François Ganevat in the Jura or Zind-Humbercht in Alsace