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Domaine La Berangeraie, Cuvee Juline, 2016

Blueberry, Liquorice, Silky

Farming

Sustainable (practising organic)

Producer

Domaine La Berangeraie

Grape

Malbec/Merlot

Wine Type

Red

Country

France

Region

Cahors AC

Vintage

2016

Alcohol

14%

Size

75cl

Run by the exceptionally hard-working Bérenger family, the domaine is in the hands of Maurin, his wife Marlène (both oenologists), sister Juline and her husband Henri who have diplomas in viticulture.

Dynamic doesn't quite go far enough to describe the Bérenger's work. In the vineyards they plough, leaf-thin and debud to produce low yields. They are also one of the only domaines in Cahors where all the vines are hand-harvested. Hand-harvesting is four times more expensive than machine harvesting, but it prolongs the life of the vine and is the only way to ensure the quality of every grape that goes into the fermentation vat.

In the cellar, they continue to produce separate ranges of tank and oak-aged wines, with their scarce top wines being made from single parcels. They also keep interventions of the wines down to a minimum and have drastically reduced the levels of sulphur.

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