Domaine Rousset Peyraguey

Domaine Rousset Peyraguey, Preignac

It’s not every day you find biodynamic Sauternes with no additives at all – Alain Dejean is quite a rebel here. Born and raised at the Domaine, which has been in his mother’s family for 7 generations, in 1995 he started to work with his parents. In 1998 he expanded the Domaine from 6,5 hectares to 10,3 hectares. They have in total 58 parcels, spread out on 3 different types of geologic soils. One is just next to their vinery (close to famous guys such as Château d’Yquem), one is the Barsac and one just outside Fargues. All parcels can be reached within 20 minutes with tractor though, so no far distances.

The region covers 2000 hectares, spread out on 160 producers.

Alain chose in 2008 to skip the AOC Sauternes and has since then been doing ‘Vin de France’.
He didn’t want to adjust his wines in the way the INAO demands to get the AOC, which would mean to make filtration, use of Sulphur and other additives. He’s philosophy is that a healthy strong soil gives healthy, strong wines that survives without any additives.

Alain ages his wines in cellars with no temperature control. He doesn’t touch the wines during fermentation and ageing in the barrels, except one racking after one year, neither does he top up the barrels.

The wines are rich, complex, sweet (of course) with lively balanced acidity and fresh finish.

 

2011 Talioa Liquoreux  

Soil: Blue chalk, from the Fargues area.
Grape: 80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon blanc, 5% Muscadelle
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: 50 years old
Yields: 3-6 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press and put in barrel for fermentation which stops naturally. The wine is removed from the lees after one year to rest in another barrel for 14 months. After this everything is blended and bottled for continuously ageing. (120 gr/l)


2010 Petillant Moelleux Intimus

Soil: Blue chalk, in Fargues area
Grape: 80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon blanc, 5% Muscadelle
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: 50 years old
Yields: 3-6 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press and put in barrel for fermentation. Bottled after 7 months when the yeast is still working, which creates natural bubbles in the bottle.


2010 Dom Rousset P. Cuvée Athier Liquireux

 Soil: Chalky gravel and sand, from the area just around the vinery.
Grape: 80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon blanc, 5% Muscadelle
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: 50 years old
Yields: 3-6 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press and put in barrel for fermentation which stops naturally. The wine is removed from the lees after one year to rest in barrels for 14 more months. After this everything is blended and bottled for continuously ageing. (120 gr)


2010 Dom Rousset P. Crème de Tête

 Soil: Chalky gravel and sand, from the area just around the vinery.
Grape: 80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon blanc, 5% Muscadelle
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: 50 years old
Yields: 3-6 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press and put in barrel for fermentation which stops naturally. The wine is removed from the lees after one year to rest in barrels for 5 years, before bottling takes place. (150 gr)


2010 Dom Rousset P. Cuvée Aisthése

 Soil: Chalky gravel and sand, from the area just around the vinery.
Grape: 80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon blanc, 5% Muscadelle
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: 50 years old
Yields: 3-6 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press and put in barrel for fermentation which stops naturally. The wine is removed from the lees after one year to rest in barrels for 6 years, before bottling takes place. (130 gr)


2004 Cuvée Filette 37,5 cl

Soil: Chalky gravel and sand, from the area just around the vinery.
Grape: 80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon blanc, 5% Muscadelle
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: 50 years old
Yields: 3-6 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press and put in barrel for fermentation which stops naturally. The wine is removed from the lees after one year to rest in other barrels for 14 more months. After this everything is blended and bottled for continuously ageing. (160 gr/l)


2008 Dom Rousset P. Eplasen

 Soil: Chalky gravel and sand, from the area just around the vinery.
Grape: 80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon blanc, 5% Muscadelle
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: 50 years old
Yields: 3-6 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press and put in barrel for fermentation which stops naturally. The wine is removed from the lees after one year to rest in another barrel for 8 years. After this bottling takes place. (175 gr)


2007 Dom Rousset P. Sélection vin de Voile 

Soil: Chalky gravel and sand, from the area just around the vinery.
Grape: 80% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon blanc, 5% Muscadelle
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: 50 years old
Yields: 3-6 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press and put in barrel for fermentation which stops naturally. The wine is removed from the lees after one year to rest in another barrel for 5,5 years under flor. After this bottling takes place. (185 gr)