Montaigut-le-Blanc, Auvergne.

Pierre Beauger is an intriguing guy. His last email to us said ‘see you soon or see you in hell but please knock on the door, there are weird people inside’. These emails are the norm when working with Pierre.

His vineyards, perched high above the town of Monteguit, has a special energy and walking the land with Pierre is a magical experience. The wines are no different are some of the more wild, esoteric expressions of grapes that we have seen. 

Back in the cellar under the house there is a stream that has been diverted through the space to provide humidity and the wines that are in barrel range from 2 years to 9 years old. Pierre only releases wines when he feels they are ready. There are no additions of any kind in the wines. 

 

Wines

Not for Highway Use 2013 – 100% Sauvignon Blanc grown on volcanic soils. Depth, richness and aromatics are all in harmony. This is one of the most beautiful Sauvignon Blancs we have ever experienced.

Rouge 2013 - Pinot Noir one of the most pure expressions of grape juice we have tasted. Light and powerful, broad but direct. The wine is juicy and acidic and equal parts ‘I want to drink the entire bottle in 3 minutes’ and ‘sip and saviour. Mind Blowing pinot noir.