A BISTO DE NAS (A Nose View) Winegrowers of the South West
Our land of the South-West
The fact is that this place bears in all its geography, the generosity and richness of the farming tradition.
These places in this place, one should say, to express the subtle diversity of climates and geologies, in a timeless Babel of terroir. The farmer’s intelligence has come, slowly and irrevocably, to superimpose itself on the canvas of these variations of profiles, to reveal one of the most fascinating wine-growing regions on the planet. Indeed, the acknowledgement of the strong interrelationships, which even go as far as to take on an identifying character, between the remarkable elements of a terroir and its related grape varieties, proves to be incredibly rich in a qualitative logic.
For example, Tannat is enriched by the mild late season in Madrid, Malbec in Cahors is enhanced by the dry heat of the Lot valley, in Gaillac it is the Autan wind that withers the Ondenc, while in Jurançon the Manseng is concentrated in the Spanish wind, the moderate climatic conditions enhance the Merlot and Cabernet in Duras and Bergerac, and finally the Négrette frontonnaise finds the warmth that favours its aromatic expression on the terraces of the Garonne.
The winegrowers of today have grasped this observation, have lived these principles on a daily basis, and their current approach ensures a level of quality, but above all, sincerity, which is unique on the wine map. The observation and understanding of the vine and its environment define the cultural approach, where precision and intuition are conveniently combined. The passion for the right gestures that magnify the fruit and respect its life is permanent.
When, in addition, one realises that strong values such as friendship, common history and respect for the terroir are capable of uniting 10 winemaking farmers, it is easy to see that, beyond the object, it is the continuity of a human adventure.
A BISTO DE NAS is the observation of this.