Henri Parent is a worthy heir to his mother,
Catherine Péré-Vergé: his commitment to the family vineyards is absolute. Along
with the Argentine engineer Marcelo Pelleriti and the oenologist Michel
Rolland, he is part of a remarkable trio that is tireless in its mission to
bring out the full potential of these wines.
This year, there has been more worry than justification for that worry. The apparatus - bougies, wind turbine, Agrofrost frostbusting machine - that was bought in reaction to the destructive frost of 2017 stayed under covers, to the great relief of all.
The fermenting room was rethought four years ago, with five thermo-regulators that allowed Parent to broaden the scope of micro-vinification to include all the wines, and he has now set his sights on renovating the cellar: "The recently planted vines are now ready for inclusion in the wines and we are starting to feel rather short of space".
While Le Gay and La Violette were both made in the same place, they are entirely distinct in the pleasures they offer the drinker: the former packed with pretty fruit, the latter notable for its floral delicacy.
Surface : 1,8 ha
Soils : clayey-gravelly
Grapes : 100% of merlot
Age of vines : pre-1956 vines
Yield : 20hl/ha
Production : 4800 bottles
Harvest : manual
Vinification and barrel ageing : The alcoholic and malo-lactic fermentations are all undertaken in new French oak barrels. Barrel ageing will last for between 12 and 18 months.
•Caisse 3 bouteilles 742.00 € HT
Dont 7€ de supplément caisse bois
•Caisse 6 bouteilles 1474.00 € HT
Dont 4€ de supplément caisse bois
•Caisse 1 magnum 498.50 € HT
Dont 8,50€ de supplément caisse bois
•Caisse 3 magnums 1482.00 € HT
Dont 12€ de supplément caisse bois