Auvergne wine: our organic, biodynamic and natural selection
The Auvergne vineyards are geographically located in three departments: Allier, Puy-de-Dôme and Loire. It is one of those French vineyards that date back to the Gallo-Roman era. Five Crus are spread along a north-south axis, 70 km long and 30 km wide. The soils are granitic and sandy, with a presence of volcanic rocks and basalt. Grape varieties for the red wines: Gamay and Pinot Noir. For the white wines: chardonnay, tressalier, aligoté, sauvignon. The great diversity of the terroirs contributes to the (exciting) typicity of the Auvergne natural wine.
Discover our natural wines of Auvergne, red wines, white wines, you will find, it is sure, your happiness! But before that, let's talk a little about this beautiful wine region. It is composed of 3 different departments: Allier, Puy de Dôme and Loire. There are both grape varieties for the red wines as well as varieties for white wines. The soil is rather granitic and sandy with many volcanic rocks and basalt. The Auvergne vineyards enjoy fairly good weather: low rainfall and sunny weather. This will allow a ripe and healthy harvest. We will therefore be able to taste very fine natural wines, fruity wines, delicate and crisp wines.
Auvergne wines: French heritage
Auvergne wines have been part of our heritage since...? Did you say "the Gallo-Roman era"? Yes, and the Saint-Pourçain appellation is a perfect example. The vineyard of this wine was planted by the Romans, preserved by the Benedictine monks, then protected by the Bourbon family, a great and very old French aristocratic family. The Auvergne vines are planted on a crystalline, granite subsoil of the Massif Central. The terroirs and tastes are therefore extremely varied.
The revival of natural wine in Auvergne
A new generation of passionate Auvergne winemakers has now taken over. In love with their region, they produce natural Auvergne wines of very high quality. With the selection signed Petites Cavesselection, you can discover wines organic biodynamic and nature of Auvergne which will seduce you thanks to the exceptional work of the selected wine growers. Amongst these, we can mention: the Winery Miolanne or the Winery No Controlof Vincent Marie for example !
Enjoy your trip among our wines in Auvergne!
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