The extraordinary wines crafted at Plageoles represent some of the finest wines made in Gaillac today, and receives much well-deserved praise.
Bernard Plageoles is continuing the work of his father Robert, an outspoken advocate for natural wines with centuries old approach to winemaking. Robert researched and replanted over a dozen grape varieties (7 in the Mauzac family alone) indigenous to Gaillac that had all but vanished.
The Plageoles are one of the oldest winemaking families in the AOC and they are thoroughly invested in retaining the traditions and quality for which this oft-overlooked. The terroir in Gaillac is made up clay, limestone, sand and silex soils. Gaillac receives more sunshine than Bordeaux and is graced by a cool maritime climate.
Between the historic family vineyard of Très Cantous and the Roucou-Cantemerle vineyard totaling 20 hectares, they farm Mauzac Vert, Mauzac Noir, Ondenc, Duras, Musscadelle, and Prunelart.
Bernard and his wife Myriam are keeping ancient winemaking traditions alive by crafting organic wines from nearly forgotten indigenous varieties.
To drink the wines from Plageoles is to experience the fruit and terroir of living history.