La Clastre 2018
A Wine That
takes one of the front-page spots for our favourite rosés. Its makers, Charles & Guillaume, have a special place in their hearts for this Syrah/Tempranillo vineyard, and have realised over the years that going away from a structured red towards a lighter red-meets-rosé suits the site best. Sometimes it's the painting that presents itself to the artist, not the other way around.
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- Winemaker: Les Frères Soulier
Where and How?
This is from young Syrah vines farmed according to regenerative agriculture practices, planted on clay-limestone and surrounded by garrigue (wild herbs of southern France).
The grapes are direct-pressed and the juice is aged for ten months in barrel, and three months in bottle. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, 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.