Mas del perieby Fabien Jouves
REGION: Southwest France
APPELLATION: Vin de France, AOC Cahors
Fabien JOUVES comes from an old peasant family from Causse. He became a winemaker in 2006 by creating the Mas del Périé on the highest slopes of Cahors.
Malbec (Cot) is the king grape variety. Due to the location of the estate at the junction of the terroirs of the Quercy hillsides and those of Cahors, the plot selection was obvious to express the different facets of Malbec. This expression of the terroir is reinforced by a bio-dynamic agriculture respectful of life, the plant, man and his environment.
The vinification of the grapes in the cellar is done naturally, without oenological inputs, and the accompaniment of the wine until its maturity, in concrete vats, barrels and tuns according to its personality.
Southwest France, which comprises Aquitaine, Limousin, and Midi-Pyrénées, is fourth in terms of the largest wine producers in the country. As is in the name, it spans all of the southwestern portion of the country, with the notable exception of Bordeaux. The wines in the area lean more towards Atlantic than Mediterranean build, much like those of Bordeaux.
The terroir of Southwest France varies as far and wide as the wines made there. The Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean give the area a mostly maritime climate, although the inlands are more continental – therefore hotter and drier. The rivers Tarn, Lot, Garonne, and Dordogne variety to the soil types of the region, as do vineyards such as Bearn that lie on the slopes of the Pyrénées (with its different altitudes, aspects, and soil stone types.
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