The Vin Paillé (Straw Wine) of the Domaine du Bas Queyssac,
produced by Jean Louis Roche in Queyssac les Vignes
The Vin Paillé (Straw Wine) of Corrèze
is a sweet apéritif wine. It is produced in the Domaine du Bas Queyssac
by Jean Louis Roche where it can be tasted and bought, together with nut oil
(huile de noix).
The Domaine du Bas Queyssac is situated on the borderline between the Corrèze and
the Lot, on the hillside of Queyssac-les-Vignes, a few kilometers away from
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Carennac, Collonges la Rouge, Rocamadour and Martel.
This is where Jean Louis Roche produces the celebrated
Vin Paillé of Corrèze,
also called Le Miel des Muses
(Nectar of Muses). It is a sweet wine (both red and white), which is
a delightful apéritif, also ideally served with foie gras,
cheeses such as Rocamadour, Cantal, Salers, and with deserts. An exceptionally fine Vin Paillé has been
produced at the Domaine du
Bas Queyssac for several generations. Towards the end of the 20th century, several local
producers Vin Paillé got together
and created the Syndicat du Vin Paillé, each one maintaining his specific
family tradition and know-how.