Louis & Charlotte Pérot - l'Ostal
Puy L’Eveque - Cahors
We were introduced to Louis and Charlotte Pérot by our good friend Simon Busser who makes stunning wines in the nearby commune of Prayssac. The Pérots left Paris and bought a house and winery and at the end of 2015 having spent some time with Simon learning how to work the soil and understanding the subtleties of the local grapes began to make wine. Their 2 hectares of vines are split into two plots of quite different terroirs: sand and clay at Duravel and at Prayssac a mix of limestone, red clay and sandstone on the terraces above the Lot. Both plots are planted with Merlot and Malbec. Their winery is a cave dug into the limestone rock near their house where temperatures are perfect for ageing their wines. From the beginning the Pérots have worked their soils with respect and extended that to the fermentation and ageing of their wines. The result is something special that really speaks of the detail of their soils and the skill of their winemaking. Such progress in a small amount of time!