Domaine de Pajot

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Country of Origin: France
Location: Cotes de Gascogne
People: Damien Barreau, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Certified Organic

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Domaine de Pajot 2016 'Les Quatre Cepages' Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne Login In Stock

The Domaine de Pajot is a family owned property, located in the region of Gascogne, in the southwest of France, well-known for its nice lifestyle. The Barreau family has run the domaine for three generations. Damien Barreau is the present manager. "In the good old days, my grandfather used to work with a plow pulled by a horse, then my father used a tractor and it was somewhat easier... Thanks to their hard work, I can stay and live on the property, keep up their passion and share it with you through our Armagnacs, our wines and our apéritifs. I have been inspired by their common sense, that is why I have chosen biological agriculture. Indeed biological wine growing is a choice which enables to combine durable investment, clean nature and commitment to protect my customers' health. For me this concern is essential and very exciting even if it implies more work So, I have gone back to the good old observation of natural elements such as water, soil, climate, vine stocks and this determines my way of working. Yet this is not written on our bottles!"

Their eighty acres of vineyard have been growing on slopes of light soil composed of fawn sands and fine silts; there are the white grapes of Colombard, Ugni-Blanc, Gros-Manseng and Sauvignon as well as Merlot and Cabernet red grapes. Planted there on account of the soil characteristics, of good exposure and altitude, the vines have settled in harmony with the place. All year round, intensive care by a fairly important manpower is required to obtain good quality grapes and then carry out satisfactory vinification. There are three permanent people working on the winery and a bunch of seasonal workers who help with the manual caring needed by the vineyard.

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