In the heart of South West France, at equal distance between Bordeaux and Toulouse, lies the Domaine de Quissat where Anne Marie et Rémy Delouvrié are living since 1997. This organic farm’s main culture is the vine but it also has fig trees’ orchard (giving delicious jam!), cereals crops, a few olive trees and even a truffle grove. The 3.75 ha of vines were planted between 1998 and 2003 and are made of typical Southwest grape varieties such as merlot, tannat, cabernet franc, petit and gros manseng. The south facing limestone and clay hillside is perfect for vinegrowing and to give fully ripe grapes.
The little valley where the farm is located is already well engaged into organic agriculture and the estate is certified organic and has been tended organically since 2000. In order to express the nature of the terroir and the vines, the grapes are harvested manually, destemmed and left to ferment in stainless steel with their indigenous yeast for 2 or 3 weeks. Since their first vintage with no sulfites added in 2008, the estate always tries to vinify and age its wines with no addition of sulfur.
The cuvée “Cent pour Cent” (“100 pour 100” or 100%), a blend of 75% merlot and 25% cabernet franc, is a wine in which the South West France typical rusticity is balanced by smooth and pure fruits due to the lacks of added chemicals.