Domaine de Séailles

Jean Labérenne

 

Domaine de Séailles has been a family-owned estate since 1961 and lies in the commune of Mouchan in the heart of Gascony, just a stone’s throw from the Château de Laressingle and the Abbaye de Flaran. The Domaine de Séailles is one of the pioneers in organic viticulture in the region. They have not used any chemical fertilisers, herbicides, insecticides and synthetic chemical products since 1998, thus encouraging a strong expression of our grape varieties. The vineyards are planted on high hillsides with an exceptional terroir composed of fine clay lime soil and broken stone, with an east-south-east exposure and an amazing amount of sunshine. The estate, managed by Julien Lanclet and Laurent Lefèvre (pictured), is made up of 25 hectares of vineyards half of which are planted both with white grapes: Sauvignon, Gros Manseng, Colombard and Ugni Blanc, and red: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.

 
If the new France is scattered with small islands of excellent producers, then the Cotes de Gascogne is one of the largest oceans of spoofulated fermented grape juice. Fortunately, Domaine de Seailles is still producing honest wines, made from organically grown grapes, vinified with natural yeasts and minimal intervention, and bottled with low doses of SO2.
— Josh Adler, Paris Wine Company

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Côtes de Gascogne Cubik Rouge

95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Organic. Grown on 2ha of 8-12 year old vines on a south/southwest hillside facing the Pyrénées. Clay-limestone soils. Destemmed, 6-8 day maceration, then vinification and elevage in large concrete tanks for 6-8 months. A soft, easy drinking red wine from the Southwest, great for barbecues and other gatherings or a weeknight meal. Production : 10,000 bottles.

 

 

 

 

Côtes de Gascogne Presto Blanc

Sauvignon gris 50%, Sauvignon blanc 50%. Organic. Grown on 4 hectares of 7-14 year old vines on a south/southwest hillside facing the Pyrénées. Destemmed, vinification, and elevage in stainless steel tanks for 6 months. Perfect with seafood, salads, or light dishes. Production : between 7,000 and 10,000 bottles.

 

 

 

 

Seailles Armagnac