Terroir: silica and flint on the top of the ground, clay and flint under the first layer.
Average age of vines: 60 years old
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested. direct pressing. Natural fermentation in vats. Ageing for 18 months in barrel. no filtration, no fining.
Created in 1998 in Soings-en-Sologne, Clos de la Bruyère was founded by Julien Courtois, son of the famous (and infamous!) Claude Courtois, from Domaine Les Cailloux du Paradis. His passion for wine was born when he started learning how to run a vineyard and make wine with his father. Like his father, Julien’s aim has always been to make wines from low yielding vineyards in order to reach optimal concentration. With 4,5 hectares of vines, Julien works in close relation with natural cycles and waits for perfect maturity to harvest the grapes. The whole estate is harvested by hand and work in the cellar is left to the simplest expression.