Domaine La Berangeraie, Maurin Berenger
France, Sudouest, Cahors
In 1971 André Berenger came to Cahors from Provence with his wife Sylvie, who is originally from Champagne, and planted their vineyard near Grezels, on the red clay/ iron stone soil known as Grèzes. Their two children, Maurin & Juline not only joined them in the family business, but brought in their respective spouses. Thus the 3 couples all work together and do everything on this 35 hectare domaine themselves. Pruning, the sustainable farming of the vineyards (Terra Vitis certified) and harvesting are all done by hand; a disappearing practice in Cahors where harvesting is now done almost exclusively by machine. Moreover, Maurin, and his wife, Marlène, are graduates of oenology school with diplomas in oenology. Complemetary, Juline and her husband, Henri, both studied at viticulture school. The Bérangeraie wines are proof that hand-made artisanal wines of character yet accessibility, are still being made in Cahors today.
|Wine||Varietals||Vine Age||Soil Type||Farming Type|
|Cahors Rosé||Malbec||20 years||Siliceous (flint)||Sustainable|
|Cahors "Les Traverset"||Malbec||15 years||Kimmeridgien||Sustainable|
|Cahors "Cuvée Maurin"||Malbec||55 years||Siderolithique (iron, limestone and clay)||Sustainable|