Domaine du Peyrou
France, South West
Thanks, in part, to the harsh realities of global warming, Jordi Perez of Le Casot des Mailloles now spends half his time producing wine under Domaine du Peyrou, in slightly cooler climes back where he grew up in Gers, South West France.
Jordi Perez, a young Catalonian, left his job at the town hall of Auch, capital of the south-western department of Gers, to pursue a degree in viticulture and oenology at Blanquefort in 2010.
Over the following five years he would partake in wide diversity of internships: Grand Crus of Bordeaux such as Beychevelle, then large cooperatives in Saint-Chinian, Fitou, and also small estates like Perreou in Côtes de Gascogne.
Finally, he was given the opportunity to take over Le Casot De Mailloles in 2015 where he has continued to make an impressive name for himself before branching off to produce the wines of Domaine du Peyrou.
Gers, South-West, France
Gers is an ancient winemaking region in the south-west of France, know for it's rolling sunflower-filled hills and historical bastides.
Nestled inland, and therefore protected somewhat from the high coastal winds and arid temperatures Jordi normally has to wrestle with in Banyuls, he's managed to produce some brilliant expressions of this land he once grew up in.Location