Domaine des BOISSIÈS

France, South-West

Domaine des Boissières comprises 3.75 hectares of hillside vineyards situated within the Marcillac AOC in the Aveyron department of South West France. The domaine was founded in 2017 by young vigneron Marc Fraysse with a family vineyard planted by his maternal great grandfather. The vines are predominantly Fer Servadou, known locally as Mansois. The vineyard lies on steep, terraced slopes in the rugged hills surrounding Vallon de Marcillac. Lying at 350-500 meters, the vines face south, southeast over iron-rich limestone-clay soil, punctuated with marl and red sandstone.

Marc farms his vineyard organically according to the precepts of biodynamics. The vineyards are plowed by horse and treated with herbal teas and mineral extracts. The winery, which is modern, functional, and impeccably hygienic, facilitates thoroughly natural and non-interventionist winemaking. The grapes are harveste3d by hand, then transported to the cuverie in 12 kg. boxes. The grapes are vatted solely by gravity and fermented over indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and barrels, then aged in a combination of used (4-6 years) Burgundy barrels and terracotta jars. There is no fining or filtration; nor is any sulfur added .