Organic Estate Wines
Our estate wines are made entirely from organic grapes, we grow, vinify and bottle ourselves at our family estate in Salles-d’Angles, the village where we work the land with respect.
Perhaps as a side effect of our success with distillation, Cognac is no longer famous for wine. However, we believe there is no reason our land, which combines the famously chalky soil of Champagne with a mild climate similar to our neighboring region of Bordeaux, cannot produce outstanding wines as well as spirits.
We make our wine in a historic stone chai, or cellar, attached to our home. We use stainless steel vats for vinification, and use only minimal intervention to ensure a pure reflection of each vintage and varietal. Oak is employed with a light hand to create lively, expressive wines with balanced fruit and acidity that pair well with food and reward casual and serious wine drinkers alike.
Since August 2009, Charentais wines have been registered as Protected Geographical Indication by the European Commission. This is a sign of quality and links our wines to its origin – Charente. The quality of our wines is ensured by yield, zone of production and grape variety. IGP Charentais devotes an existing production and know-how and gives our wines national and international protection.
We make a range of organic wines in the Bordeaux style using only fruit we grow ourselves. Our grapes include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay, and most of our wines are single-varietal expressions of one of these grapes. Because our region is a few degrees cooler than Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon can be difficult to ripen in some years, but the wines it produces in the Cognac Region are particularly elegant and refined.
This logo identifies organic products from Europe. The logo depicts the stars – placed in the shape of a leaf – representing the States of the European Union.