Le Petit Clos des Vents
Sylvain produces very easy drinking wine in the south-west of France. The 2,5 hectar is planted with Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. He works organically in the fields and without taking anything away from the wine in the basement.
Sylvain is the only person working on the Domaine - he does everything from triming the vines to botteling the wine. During harvest Sylvain gets help to pick the grapes (18 hl/He!) and pressing them in an old vertical press. Sylvain insists on not relying on tecnology as he's convinced that the result is better, if the wine is produced with handpower. For the same reason the wines can vary from vintage to vintage.
Grenades, Merlot based, the soils consists of clay, sand and limestone, in combination with very short maceration period, only 4-7 days, makes a juicy, mineral and very drinkable redwine. Jougla also produce to white wines on Sauvignon Black, that both ferments with the skins for about 1 week.
Á l'Ouest de mon Sud is then put into a steeltank, while Claire is put on barrel.