Fascinated by wine, Guillaume and Charles Soulier, who come from a family of winemakers, ventured into adventure in 2014 and purchased 8 hectares in the Côtes-du-Rhône Villages appellation, between Avignon and Nîmes. The young brothers complement each other perfectly. Guillaume is a landscape gardener and spends most of his time in the vineyard, while Charles, who studied viticulture and enology, is dedicated to vinification.
The plots surround their home village of Saint Hilaire d'Ozilhan, where the soil diversity is rich. Sand, clay, red lime and pebbles. There, they have replanted vines of ancient varieties with the Selection Massale method. That is, cut particularly pretty cuttings from the old vines to grow new vines from them. Elaborate.
Picardin, Terret Noir, Counoise, Muscardin and Vacaresse like the terroir and bring a lot of freshness to the wines. Syrah, Cinsault, Tempranillo and Grenache cover a larger area, the oldest among them are already over eighty. The vital soils are ploughed with the help of horses. Sheep and goats take care of excess herbage. Possible disturbing factors are counteracted with biodynamic methods.
For us, the brothers are the next stars of the scene. Their wines are precise and of imposing depth.