The first wines of the estate were produced in 1850. The estate was then in mixed farming and remained so until the early 2000s. It was in 1994 that the first wines of Clos du Breil were bottled by Nadine and Jean Vergniaud.
Today the estate is exclusively dedicated to the production of quality wine. In 2009, Yann Vergniaud joined his parents. The vineyard has been restructured with a systematic search for the best terroirs in order to offer the most complete possible selection of parcels for each of our vintages, and we now focus our production mainly on respecting our environment by using exclusively an intercept to weed between the vines and the hoeing technique for working the soil. We have chosen to plant grape varieties that are not very prominent in our appellation but which flourish remarkably on our terroirs, namely Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.
Le Clos Du Breil, AOP Bergerac Sec Blanc 2016
Beautiful pale yellow color with pretty green reflections. The nose is marked by freshness, with notes of white flesh fruits. On the palate we find the freshness of the nose, with a lively wine, but the ageing on fine lees brings back fat and volume accompanied by notes of peach. Beautiful, lively and elegant finish.
Ageing Potential: 2 years
Culinary Recommendation: Serve at 11-13 ° C. Good match with Fish, Crustaceans, Goat cheese, Poached oysters and Stuffed squid.
Coming Soon: Le Clos Du Breil, AOP Bergerac, 2015
2015 a great vintage, very balanced with concentrated wines suitable for ageing. Round and delicious wine, deep red color, nose of small red currant fruits, wild strawberries. Round and harmonious palate, supple, fresh finish.
Ageing Potential: 5-6 years
Culinary Recommendation: To be served at 13/14 ° C. Serves with tapas, cold meats, grilled meats
Guide des Vins Dussert-Gerber 2017(vintage 2015)
85/100 Wine & Spirits Octobre 2019 (vintage 2015)
Le Clos Du Breil AOP Cotes de Bergerac L'Odyssee 2016
On the eastern fringes of the appellation, this small family property of 12 ha has been run since 2009 by Yann Vergniaud, who took over from his parents, Nadine and Jean. The vineyard benefits from the Issigeac limestone terroir, rich in flint.
This cuvée with an intense color and a flattering nose of small red fruits, blackcurrant and blackberry enhanced with spices. The palate, in line with the grain, seduces with its roundness, its smoothness, its already melted tannins and its long fruity and spicy finish.
Ageing Potential: 6-7 years
Culinary Recommendation: Serve at 15C - 16 C Accompanied by duck aiguillettes
82/100 Magazine Belge Vino, Juin 2019 (vintage 2015)
86/100 Best Buy, Wine & Spirits Octobre 2019 (vintage 2016)
1* Guide Hachette des Vins 2020 (vintage 2017) ("fruity and quite complex, between cherry and blackcurrant, it reveals a robust and well-built palate, with a round attack and a fresh and long finish. ")
88/100 Wine Enthusiast Magazine vintage 2017
Le Clos Du Breil, AOP Cotes de Bergerac Expression, 2015
Garnet color. Liquorice and vanilla nose. The palate offers a beautiful substance with notes of black fruits. The aging brings structure and freshness.
Ageing Potential: 7-10 years
Culinary Recommendation: Serve at 15 C Accompany red meats, dishes in sauce
91/100 Magazine Belge Vino, Juin 2019 (vintage 2015)
89/100 Wine Enthusiast (vintage 2015) ("A warm, ripe wine with a soft, generous texture and ripe blackberry fruits, this is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Juicy acidity gives the necessary freshness to a wine that is now ready to drink ")
1* Guide Hachette des Vins 2019 (vintage 2015)
89/100 Wine Enthusiast (vintage 2016)
Le Clos Du Breil, AOP Cotes de Bergerac Lei Peires, 2015
The "Lei Peires" has an elegant dark red color. The nose is intense; fragrances of wood and vanilla dominate. If you let the wine breathe a little, wonderful aromas of ripe fruit, especially cherry and blackberry, develop. On the palate, the wine remains supple and thick with silky tannins until the finish.
A beautiful wine that lovers of young wines can taste today, but due to its structure it can easily be stored for several years. This wine, which is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, is the perfect combination of structure and velvety softness. A delicious discovery that is only available in limited quantities.
Ageing: 24 months in new French oak casks with an extra fine grain.
Ageing Potential: 7 to 10 years
Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C. Good match with Prime rib