While working as an oenologue in Provence, Valérie Courrèges was looking for an outstanding terroir with which to settle down, and in 2019, came across the perfect opportunity to settle in Cahors. Now based in the South West, Valérie tends 22 hectares of old vines rooted in a sublime terroir of clay and limestone. Drawing inspiration from legends such as Lalou Bize-Leroy, Jean-François Ganevat, and Olivier Horiot, her first order of business at the winery was to convert all of its vineyards to biodynamic farming, in accordance with the Demeter certification.
The existing old vines, averaging between 50 and 65 years, were all planted with selection massale and grafted in place—an incredibly rare find in Cahors. The winery is divided into two big parcels
Vinification by parcel from mostly destemmed grapes, in order to respect the integrity of the grapes without any trituration. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in small concrete vats that respect the moderate extraction from a small number of punching down or pump over between 9 and 12 days. 12 months in small concrete vats and aging barrels.
Bold and structured with black fruits, herbal and violet notes. Grippy finish.