Our Vineyard Talents in the Spotlight
The ten producers whom we paint in this fifteenth edition have in common the passion of their trade in the service of good wines still accessible to all. These winemakers work the most precious of their capital, their vines according to respectful cultivation and vinification methods. Among these ten favorites, we will discover new winemakers as heirs who have revolutionized the family estate. Their cuvées surprise, detonate, in short, energize a sector that needs it.
Varied terroirs, polished tannins and happy winemakers: it is the alchemy of “all pleasure” wines that we seek for this guide. Wines that leave no one indifferent. Like the winegrowers you will discover.
Antoine Gerbelle and Philippe Maurange
Corinne and Brigitte Dousseau : a standing upright Madiran
The madiran is reputed to be robust and tannic, in one word "virile". Increasingly occupying the front of the stage, a generation of winemakers backwards from clichés gives birth to this finer wine in tannins, in color, in fruity but also in acidity and alcohol. Today managed by Brigitte and Corinne Dousseau, the Sergent estate - around twenty hectares on Maumusson-Laguian and Saint-Lannes - illustrates this Gascon revival. Their reds are regularly distinguished in our tastings, with a style that is both intense and charming, based on an assertive fruit quality, well-managed aging and an aromatic originality, with menthol tones that would cheaply make us travel antipodes!