Our wines are first and foremost authentic and characteristic wines of this region. They possess a clear and complex aroma. Their density and texture is the result of old vines with small output, not of excessive extraction and residual sugar. They therefore do not seem opulent and broad, but compact and long. The round tannin provides the wines with structure and length, without covering their elegance and finesse. They are harmonic wines which regardless of their power have kept a certain airiness.

We do not perform “Winemaking”. Our wines are the exact result of what the vineyards create due to our work during the year. We try to intervene very little with the natural process and give them time to find harmony and balance. 

The red wine grapes are twice sorted by hand. Before they are destemmed we check their general status, their health and ripeness. After the process the dry berries and the remaining stems are sorted out. The aim of this extensive way of work is for the wine to only contain healthy and ripe grapes. Therefore generally producing wines with ripe tannins and clear aroma characteristics.  The juice normally ferments inside small concrete tanks, but some portions also go through this process in open 600 liter barrels. After the alcoholic fermentation the wine is carefully pressed with our basket press, and then transferred into barrels of different sizes where the malolactic fermentation will take place in the spring of the following year.  All red wine is filled into bottles without fining or filtration. 


The name of our white wine “Tabula rasa” means “white sheet”, a term first developed by Aristotle and then taken further by British philosopher John Locke, standing for the immaculate status of a new born child. In the colloquial language “Tabula rasa” stands for “making a clean sweep”, which one might do to find closure with the past. The text on the label is an extract of a 300 years old essay from John Locke, covering the human apprehension, and has been lent to us from the Library of the abbey Einsiedeln.  The direct translation is:


"Let us then suppose the mind to be, as we say, white paper void of all characters, without any ideas. How comes it to be furnished? Whence comes it by that vast store which the busy and boundless fancy of man has painted on it with an almost endless variety? Whence has it all the materials of reason and knowledge? To this I answer, in one word, from experience" 


The white wine is a cuvee from Grenache gris, Grenache blanc, Carignan blanc and Macabeu.  These you find scattered in the old red wine vineyards and we selectively harvest them at an optimal ripeness of fruit. The exact percentage of shares is therefore not known.  The grapes are first carefully pounded with feet and then processed with the wine press. After the natural sedimentation the juice is transferred to 400 l barrels, where the fermentation will commence.  After fermentation is finished, we develop the wine on the yeast. After approximately one year we add a minimum of sulfur, and finally bottle the wine. 



Translation of the text on the label:
“Inside we feel empty. We exist, but do not really take part in life which gives us a feeling of unreality.  The reason is that we lost the inner child, which leads to not having a connection with ourselves.  The survival of our planet is dependant of our comprehension that we are all one. This feeling of being in unison with everything that is alive, we can only feel when we experience ourselves as an entity."

“L’enfant perdu” is our secondary wine, without being a typical secondary one. The constellation differs each year, depending on which vineyards are chosen for our top wine, but it typically contains one third each Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah.  Generally our secondary wine consists of two thirds grapes from our younger vineyards which have an age range from 10 to 50 years. Half of this wine is developed in French barrels holding 300-600l and the other half finds its place in concrete tanks.  


Translation of the text on the label:


“A universe full of stars, one of which is yours, shining only for you and lighting up your path. Do not look back, follow the star, it guides you to the sea, leads you to yourself, where you will find all the love and security you were looking for in vain along the way, you have come home.”

 The cuvée “suis l’étoile”, is a blend created from our old Grenache and Carignan vineyards as well as from some Syrah. The percentage of the constellation depends on the year. For 18 months, the wine is developed in once used French barrels of different sizes.


La larme de l'âme is our top-blend from the best vineyards consisting of mainly Syrah and of Grenache and Carignan.  The Syrah matured in 225 liter barrels, Grenache and Carignan were developed in once used large 400 to 600 liter barrels to optimally retain the fruit and support the structure of the wine. The wine availability is limited.