Domaine Chiroulet: a breath of Cru Gascon
In less than 20 years, Domaine Chiroulet has become regarded as a Gascon Cru. The history of this Domaine might go back five generations, but it’s since Michel and Arlette Fezas took it over in 1969 that it has come to prominence. This is thanks not just to their passion to revive this ancient property, but also its location on rocky subsoils, full of limestone, silt and clay on the undulating slopes facing the Pyrenees.
The Fezas family, now led by son, Philippe, has been able to make the most of these soils, shaped over millions of years of deposit and erosion. Those, along with the “chiroula” winds that whistle through the region, combine to make the distinctive Domaine Chiroulet wines. Each wine is carefully selected from a distinct parcel of vines grown in the right soils for that grape variety.
In 2010 a new sustainable energy winery was built as part of the family’s vision to create a Cru Gascon. It is currently in the middle of an agroforestry project to better understand the biodiversity of its vineyards and surrounding areas. It is all in keeping with the Domaine’s philosophy: “What our land knows is reflected in the story of our wine…”.
Hall 1 / Stand E35-14