Domaine de Chiroulet
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Over the last 150 years, six generations have strived obstinately and with a certain amount of success to keep the estate prospering, demonstrating their true loyalty to the Ténarèze soil. Situated on the highest slopes in Gascony, at around 180 metres (600 feet) altitude, the Chiroulet estate faces due south towards the Pyrenees, ideal conditions for growing ripe, healthy grapes.

Potential which Michel and Arlette Fezas, who took the destiny of the estate in hand in 1969, are capitalising on. Over the years they have restructured the business and developed it, starting off with Armagnac as their flagship product and then producing Floc de Gascogne in 1977. In 1993, Philippe Fezas, Agricultural Engineer and Oenologist, took over and made expressing the grapes and the soil in the wine a priority.

The particular care taken over the blending (with a predominance of the Merlot grape) and the fact that they are matured in wooden casks, gives Chiroulet red wines a unique character, already recognised by the biggest wine critics. And the white wines now express wonderfully their floral and mineral profile derived from the limestone outcrop called the «Peyrusquet» they are grown on.

The Chiroulet estate, composed of 45 hectares (110 acres) of vines aged between 10 and 40 years old, is one of the rare properties in France to produce vintage wines which take you through from the aperitif to the after-dinner liqueur. As an aperitif, try a well chilled floc de Gascogne or why not try our late harvest white wine, «Soleil d’automne». During the meal, our dry white and red wines for laying down will accompany your starter and main course perfectly. And by way of an after-dinner liqueur, what would you say to a 1979 vintage Armagnac ?


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