Follow the road through vineyards and hills to the western edge of the Dordogne and you will arrive in Carsac-de-Gurson to discover a small vineyard in a green setting. The vineyard belongs to a 3.5-hectare estate that offers a beautiful view of a pond below. We enter through a small alley with plots of vines on the right and a park with trees on the left. At the bend in the path, we discover a beautiful stone building from the 17th and 18th centuries. It is for sale! - TEXT+IMAGE EDITORS
Do the Dordogne
WHAT: WINE ESTATE WITH 1.6 HECTARES OF VINEYARD
WHERE: CARSAC-DE-GURSON, DORDOGNE, IGP DU PÉRIGORD
HOW MUCH: €1,908,000
Solid wood floors
The property is a stone house of about 400 square metres with beautifully decorated spacious and bright rooms. The solid wood floors and terracotta floors complete it. There is a guest house of 140 square metres with flower garden, where the wine cellar employee could also live. A fully renovated tasting room allows you to welcome guests who want to taste and buy the home-made wine.
It starts with the soil
The vineyard features the classics among French grape varieties: 1.4 hectares are planted with merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and cabernet sauvignon, while the remaining 0.2 hectares have the white grapes sauvignon blanc and sémillon. The vines stand with their feet in clay, combined with limestone. The vineyard has human dimensions, but can transcend hobbyism because the quality is so good. The merlot vines are now 15 years old, which is the perfect age for a grape yield, which may be more limited but remarkably fruity and also mineral. This makes for elegant wines.
Curious about this chateau? You can find out more in WINELIFE Magazine, issue #78. Order this one here.
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