Les Enfants Sauvages Cotes Catalanes Rouge 2018

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Les Enfants Sauvage Rouge has a deeply coloured hue and is deeply scented with wild herbs, floral notes and ripe berry fruits. The palate is surprisingly elegant with a delicacy that allows all the flavours and textures to come into their own. The hot sun of the region can often produce heavy wines with overmature fruit and in the worst cases oxidative aromas. Enfants Sauvages is atypical in its delicious freshness and vitality. The pungent aromas of local garrigue and sun soaked scrub leap from every glass, a sheer delight.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Les Enfants Sauvages
Country France
Region Roussillon, France
Vintage 2018
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grapes Carignan, Grenache
Terroir 150 m above sea level. All their vineyards are grouped in two plots of land in the midst of natural wild 'garrigue' vegetation. Clay & Limestone soil. Vines age between 25 and 60 years.
Alcohol 14%
Maturation Shortish maceration with the skins before natural yeast fermentation, after which it is aged in tanks for about 9 months.
Total Sulphur 40 mg/l
Ageing Potential 6 - 8 years
Food Matching Blue Cheese, Red Meat

Les Enfants Sauvages came about rather by accident after Carolin and Nikolaus' search for a place in the sun resulted in them falling in love with this property with 8 hectares of vines near Fitou.

A far cry from their life in Germany where Nikolaus worked in his family's leather business. Carolin converted from architecture to take a course in Oenology and Enfants Sauvages was born. Their vines grow on limestone-rich soil, just 5km from the Mediterranean sea, surrounded by a rich mix of olive, almond and fig trees, as well as garrigue vegetation such as thyme and rosemary, which keeps the soil alive and healthy. No chemicals are used here, only herbal remedies. Most of the viticulture is done by hand - the only modern equipment used in the process is at the winemaking stage itself, but only as a means of encouraging natural processes to occur.



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  1. Matthew


    This is distinguishably a premium wine. I have tried previous years’ vintages and all have been superb and this is no exception. Exquisite minerality, easy drinking which will age superbly for years to come. I can’t wait to buy more bottles.

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  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
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  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Les Enfants Sauvages Cotes Catalanes Rouge 2018