Name: Thomas Perseval Cultivated hectares: 2 Address: Chamery (France) Web Site: thomas-perseval.fr
The Domaine is located in Chamery, a lovely town crossed by the champagne tourist route in the heart of the Montagne de Reims Natural Park. The vineyard extends like a real amphitheater around the village giving the terroir a rich variety of soil, subsoil and exposure.
For generations, the company has been cultivating cereals and 2.5 hectares of vineyards. The cultivated grapes are mainly Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and in small part older rarer varieties (petit Meslier, arbanne and pinot bianco); these give complexity and authenticity to the cuvee of the Domaine. The six parcels located in the middle and lower part of the hill on sandy loamy soils, sandy clays and limestone clay make it possible to create expressive wines with parcellaire vinification. The operations are all manual. Herbal teas are applied on the vineyards, sowing of plants among the rows that allow to air the ground. In the cellar the operations are limited to give the optimal quality and aromatic taste.
To improve the quality and give a greater aromatic power, the wines rest on the yeasts and in oak barrels for eight months, the interventions are minimal and the use of reduced sulphites. In the 80s, Thomas's parents created the Perseval Harteel brand, they left the cooperative and with the use of a traditional press they began their production independently, favoring quality.
At the end of the 90s Thomas after a period of internship with a biodynamic wine producer in Burgundy is aware of the need to let the fruit freely express its characteristics The choice to switch to organic represents its concept of agriculture and its vision of the future. The Domaine has been certified organic farming since 2012 and in 2015 the first certified organic cuvee were produced.