Very nice project to rehabilitate a vineyard in Le Saillant.

Coteaux de la Vézère: cheerful and responsible production!

  1. Like the phoenix rising from its ashes, the Coteaux de la Vézère have been rehabilitated following their disappearance caused by phylloxera. Local know-how is thus safeguarded.
  2. A range of organic wines to discover
  3. The wines are labeled AOC Corrèze
  4. Don't miss the visit to the heart of the vineyards and terraces, and taste the elaborate nectars
  5. An integration project is active on part of the vineyards. 

At the beginning of the 90s, a group of around fifteen enthusiasts decided to revive the vineyards of the Vézère slopes. None of them were winemakers. They had to learn everything from growing vines to marketing wine.

In an innovative approach, they created a new model, where all the winegrowers are owners of the vineyard and associated winegrowers.

Their vineyard is spread out on steep hillsides, a land of schist and slate. Their wines find their elegance thanks to this local terroir. You can find white grape varieties (Chenin, Sauvignon Gris, Chardonnay, etc.) and black grape varieties (Merlot and Cabernet Franc).

Today two cellars are open to the public. You will meet the winegrowers who will share their history and their terroir with you: 

  • the Coteaux de la Vézère cellar which brings together around ten winegrowers, around fifty associated winegrowers as well as five full-time employees. You can taste a beautiful range of AOC certified wines such as: 
    - Gamade: white wine (dry, semi-dry, sweet, muscaté) red and rosé wine
    - Les Périères: red wine (Cabernet franc), white wine (dry Chenin and semi-dry Chenin).
  • The Barn of the Bontat terraces, always at the Saillant which offers an atypical tour through the heart of the vineyards and terraces. You can also taste and buy wines under the name Slate Song (range of white, red and rosé wines). 

Our tip Taste the wines of the Coteaux de la Vézère

Wine and Vézère are serious. These two have known each other since the XNUMXth century when the first vines were planted on the hillsides above the peaceful river. After a few arguments as happens in an old couple, here they are once again united for the best: a range of dry, mellow whites, quality reds and rosés. It's up to you to taste them in one of the cellars of the Coteaux de la Vézère after a stroll at a place called la Bontat where vines were once cultivated on terraces.

Vézère hillside cellar
19240 Allassac
05 55 25 24 60

Convent of Providence “Chant d’Ardoises”
Le Saillant
19130 Voutezac
Phone. : 06 48 39 11 24

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