Plaimont Chateau Saint Benazit Pacherenc Du Vic Bilh

Plaimont Chateau Saint Benazit Pacherenc Du Vic Bilh

Wine: Pacherenc du Vic Bilh

Producer: Chateau Saint Benazit (Plaimont)

Country: France

Region: South West France / Gascony

Vintage: 2015

Style: Dessert Wine

Blend: 50% Gros Manseng, Manseng 25%, Courbu 15%, Arrufiac 10%

ABV: 12%

Size: 75cl

Organic: NO

Biodynamic: NO

Vegan: YES

 

Notes: Pacherenc is one of the little known gems of Gascony. As a lighter, fresher style of sweet wine, it makes a great match for fresh fruit puddings or even duck liver pâté. Serve it well chilled.

 

Producer Info: In 1979, André Dubosc convinced three wine cooperatives of Plaisance, Aignan & Saint-Mont to join forces – & initials – to set up a united wine producing group. His actions were transformative for the South Western region: up until that point, the grapes were grown for brandy production, but in the post-digestif era of the 70s, demand plummeted taking the local wine industry down with it.

Today it’s a different story: the group manages 5,000ha of vines & over 1000 growers contribute their grapes into an array of whites, reds & roses. The scale of their success is admirable, they represent 98% of Saint-Mont production, & nearly half of Cotes de Gascogne, Madiran & Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh producion.

Plaimont focus on preserving the flavour & identity of the region, using local varietals & reviving forgotten grapes. In 2002, they created the Conservatoire Ampelographique – an experimental conservatory vineyard & the largest of its kind in France – cementing their progressive reputation.

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Wine: Pacherenc du Vic Bilh

Producer: Chateau Saint Benazit (Plaimont)

Country: France

Region: South West France / Gascony

Vintage: 2015

Style: Dessert Wine

Blend: 50% Gros Manseng, Manseng 25%, Courbu 15%, Arrufiac 10%

ABV: 12%

Size: 75cl

Organic: NO

Biodynamic: NO

Vegan: YES

 

Notes: Pacherenc is one of the little known gems of Gascony. As a lighter, fresher style of sweet wine, it makes a great match for fresh fruit puddings or even duck liver pâté. Serve it well chilled.

 

Producer Info: In 1979, André Dubosc convinced three wine cooperatives of Plaisance, Aignan & Saint-Mont to join forces – & initials – to set up a united wine producing group. His actions were transformative for the South Western region: up until that point, the grapes were grown for brandy production, but in the post-digestif era of the 70s, demand plummeted taking the local wine industry down with it.

Today it’s a different story: the group manages 5,000ha of vines & over 1000 growers contribute their grapes into an array of whites, reds & roses. The scale of their success is admirable, they represent 98% of Saint-Mont production, & nearly half of Cotes de Gascogne, Madiran & Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh producion.

Plaimont focus on preserving the flavour & identity of the region, using local varietals & reviving forgotten grapes. In 2002, they created the Conservatoire Ampelographique – an experimental conservatory vineyard & the largest of its kind in France – cementing their progressive reputation.

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