Gaillac is one of the oldest winemaking regions in France, dating back to the Roman times, and has a variety of interesting and well-adapted indigenous varietals. This is Braucol, Syrah & Duras, vinified gently and without additives, aged in concrete for 8 months and bottled without filtering or fining, for a pure expression of Gaillac.
Sylvie, Philippe and their sons Pierre and Hyppolite manage their 70 hectares as a proper working farm, 20 hectares is under vine whilst the rest is grassland for their organic beef cattle, lentils and ancient grains for bread. For Philippe and Sylvie, raising animals and making wine are symbiotic - the cows become an integral part of caring for the vines and their manure is an important base for the compost that they prepare to fertilise the vines. Vines are planted on a variety of terroirs including sand, schist, clay, limestone and worn pebbles.
Name Rinsotte Producer Bois Moisset Style Red Country France Region Tarn, Gaillac Vintage 2018 Grape Braucol (55%), Syrah (35%), Duras (10%) ABV % SO2 None added. Production Organic. Natural. Unfined. Unfiltered. Vegan. Tasting notes Sous-Bois + Bramble + Dense