Côtes du Rhône 2018
A Wine That
is resolutely proud to be a Côtes-du-Rhône — a wine that demonstrates why LITTLEWINE is named LITTLEWINE. This might be the "basic" appellation of the southern Rhône, but it is so much more than the Côtes-du-Rhône you find on the supermarket shelves. This is a wine that has had a whole lotta love poured into its making. Both sumptuous and deep, but with the right amount of edges and corners... black fruit, red fruit, graphite and minerality all rolled into one.
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- Winemaker: Les Frères Soulier
Where and How?
This is Syrah, Grenache and Picarda.
The wine was fermented natural, semi-carbonic. Aged for ten months, in three different containers: stainless, steel, oak tank and earthenware jar. Bottled unfined, unfiltered and without added sulphites.
The Winemaker: Les Frères Soulier
Charles and Guillaume Soulier are the renegades of wine. That’s not to say they don’t respect the art of making and farming wine, but rather they’re anarchists in terms of the traditional way of doing so. They’ve not just thrown the handbook out of the window, but they’ve also burnt and composted it.
Like so many others in the region, their father worked according to the cooperative model, which wasn’t financially sustainable. Not wanting to farm with chemicals nor make industrial wines, they decided to try something different.
That ‘something different’ is an ever-evolving process of understanding their ecosystem and working in tandem with it, as opposed to against it. Today, they work according to the principles of permaculture, and the resulting wines are their outlet of creativity.