The exceptional wines crafted at Plageoles represent some of the finest wines being made in Gaillac today. Bernard Plageoles is continuing the work of his father Robert, an outspoken advocate for natural wines with a centuries old approach to winemaking. Robert researched & replanted over a dozen varietals (7 in the Mauzac family alone) indigenous to Gaillac that had vanished. The Plageoles are one of the oldest winemaking families in the AOC & they are thoroughly invested in retaining the traditions & quality that this oft-overlooked AOC is now being universally praised for. The terroir in Gaillac is made up clay, limestone, sand & silex soils. Gaillac receives more sunshine than Bordeaux & is graced by a cool maritime climate. Bernard & his wife Myriam are keeping ancient winemaking traditions alive by crafting organic wines from nearly forgotten indigenous varieties. On ten hectares they farm Mauzac Vert, Mauzac Noir, Ondenc, Duras, Muscadelle, & Prunelart. To drink the wines from Plageoles is to experience the fruit & terroir of living history.
|Pale yellow color with reflections of hay. The nose is full of white fruits & pears. Freshness & bright acidity make this a lovely spring wine.