This estate, in the heart of the Saint-Chinian appellation, has been in the Bergasse family since the 16th Century. The vineyards are situated on the limestone hills and ancient terraces overlooking the Vallée de l’Orb. Two highly energetic and playful brothers, Nicholas and Arnaud Bergasse, have now taken over full control of the winery from their father and have created an outstanding range of wines and taken this prestigious estate to a new level.
The Viognier is fantastically fresh with a delicate nose of white flowers, citrus fruits and classic apricot aromas. The Trilogie rosé Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault are blended in equal parts creating a very pale and surprisingly elegant wine. For the Trilogie red Syrah, Alicante-Bouschet and Cabernet Sauvignon are blended to create a wine that packs a rich, soft punch of fruit. The amazing Arômes Sauvages is a highly individual “wild” wine made from the ancient Alicante Bouschet variety, sourced from 70-year-old vines. The nose is brimming with pepper, black fruit and ripe crushed thyme and fennel. In the mouth the attack is soft and fleshy but not heavy, dark chocolate, mocha and spice all combine to create a truly unique wine. The boar and rabbit depicted on the label perfectly sums up Nicholas and Arnaud’s fun and passionate approach to winemaking. The V de Viranel cuvee is made up of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache and is a silky wine with velvety tannins with flavours of blackcurrant and liquorice.