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Roussilon

Clos des Fees

Hervé Bizeul

The Domain

​​Clos des Fées is one of the most famous and respected producers in Roussillon. Indeed, it is probably THE domain that has contributed most to improve the reputation of this region. Its story is quite amazing: After owning a wine bar in Paris and working a few years as a wine journalist, Hervé Bizeul, a former “France’s Best Young Sommelier”, founded the Clos des Fées in 1998 with his wife. His idea was to produce a good wine for friends. The first vintage, created in his garage with very little investments, was a huge success immediately. Today, his wines are sold worldwide, and the domain has become so famous that the high-end cuvée, the “Petite Sibérie”
 

The Style

The vines span across a number of differing terroirs across the Roussillon, as much as 15 km apart from each other. The varying exposures and myriad of subsoils from granite to limestone make for a thoroughly unique and consistent quality. Old vines (up to 100 years old in some sectors), hand picking, … a viticultural philosophy that is respectful to nature and explains the high quality of the wines. Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris make up the majority of the plantings. The wines are aged in oak barriques for at least a year and are bottled without filtration.

    Winemaker - Clos des Fees
    Winemaker - Clos des Fees

    AT A GLANCE

    Domaine du Clos des Fees

    REGION OF PRODUCTION

    Roussillon - France

    APPELLATION

    Côtes de Roussillon

    FOUNDED

    1998

    VINEYARD

    30

    CLIMATE

    Mediterranean climate

    SOIL COMPOSITION

    Clays, limestone, gravel

    VARIETIES GROWN

    Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris

    AGRICULTURE

    Sustainable

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