HENRI DUPORGE, WINEMAKER
The tradition revisited
Château Touzet is a family domain where wine has been produced since 1900. Located in South-West France, closed to Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, the vines grow on sunny and scarp slopes, and are surrounded by a rich and luxuriant vegetation.
In 2000, Henri Duporge took over the family business and created Château Le Geai, in an organic agriculture approach. Passionate, he handles himself the work of the vines, the vinification and the winemaking process.
The domain develops the diversity of grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Carmenere black Cot. It is certified organic and biodynamic by independent organisations (Ecocert, Demeter).
Biodynamic red wines
The hills dominates the Isle river, sloping South and South East. The soil offers an ideal composition for the growth of the vine and the maturity of the grapes: clay, sandy passages, ferric crusts. The vineyard is framed by hedges, meadows, many wood and fruit trees.
No chemicals or natural insecticide are used. The vineyards and the land are cultivated with the utmost respect of organic farming. A superficial work of the soil is carried out, according to the rules of biodynamics. Vinification is natural, no yeast , no sulphites.
The different grape varieties are vinified separately. The vinification methods vary with the punching, the pumping and power cuts. But we use too the fermentation without intervention, like an infusion, it is "glougloutage" because it make a "glou" noise ( all special wines now are made in amphora with this method).