The Domaine de Haute Serre, belonging to the Vigouroux family. A “Noir”, of high lineage, for a vineyard worked on with respect by four generations of wine makers from the Lot. Bertrand, the son, knows how to “give the vine the time it needs”, and bases the treatment of the vines on sustainable viticulture in order to gain regulatory approval. 60 hectares of AOC approved vines, which produce a fine, tannic, silky wine, including a cuvée prestige Géron-Dadine aged in oak casks and a premier wine, the Lafleur de Haute Serre. www.hauteserre.fr
La table de Haute Serre is the alliance of the chic gourmet truffles and wine. [...]
Domaine Haute Serre. The highly contemporary interior architecture of the wine stores is the new showcase for the wines of the Domaine. The vast space, with its reception area, tasting room, shop and restaurant, allows for a combination of wine tourism activities and also hosts contemporary art exhibitions. The abstracts by the painter André Nouyrit, who lives in the Lot, take pride of place there. At the end of October, the “Composites Nights” are musical and visual art evenings open to the public. An elegant and cultural way to discover the Haute Serre’s cahors malbec wine. www.hauteserre.fr
Domaine des Savarines. An Ecocert certified organic wine from sustainable viticulture. Located in the Quercy Blanc, the estate, founded in 1970 by Danièle Biesbrouck, a wine maker, stretches over four hectares and was recently taken over by Eric Treuillé, a native of Cahors, and his English wife. The beautiful but discreet wine store, with its tasting room provides the perfect setting for the rigorous composition of the vintage, a blend made up of 80% malbec and 20% merlot grapes. Tel.: +33 (0)5 65 22 33 67www.domainedessavarines.com
A stroll in the magnificent Garden of Senses and take the time to browse round the lovely English style second-hand market.