Ferme de BOIS MOISSET
Winemakers: Philippe Maffre and Sylvie Ledran
Grape varieties : braucol, duras, prunelard, syrah
Surface Winery: 15 ha
Annual production: 30.000
Certification: organic wine (AB)
The wines of Ferme de Bois Moisset
The Ferme de Bois Moisset is a family Winery which dates back to the 18th century. Today it consists of 40 hectares of farmland (excluding vines) and several hectares of vines located in the Gaillac vineyards. But Bois Moisset is also two personalities, Philippe Maffre and Sylvie Ledran. They have always been involved in the "Confédération Paysanne", and are promoting another agricultural model. A more coherent model for nature that respects microbial life and people. When we listen to them, we really feel that it is real, that they live in harmony with their environment, that they are lucid. Here there is no monoculture, just what is needed: wheat, cows and wine! It's true that it's hard work but the result is there, they produce their own bread and lentils which they sell in addition to their wine production.
The Gaillac terroir
The vineyard is located on the left bank of the Tarn and consists of 15 hectares of low-yielding vines on gentle slopes with silty or gravelly soils (an extension of the Bordeaux vineyard, in fact). The Winery made the choice to go organic in the 1990's and the vinification is done without added sulphur.
Cultivation of local grape varieties
Philippe Maffre grows mainly Braucol (the Fer Servadou of the Aveyron), Duras and Prunelard (two indigenous grape varieties of the Tarn) as well as Syrah. Always listening and supported by his sons and his wife Sylvie, Philipe is always trying new things when making his wines. The result: natural red wines and natural white wines that are generous, fresh, no-nonsense and all at a reasonable price.