Les Enfants Sauvages

France - Fitou

“Human existence depends on a respect for nature.” This philosophy runs through their work, as the winemakers nurture more than just their vines, but the natural environment itself.

Their eight hectares of vines grow from limestone-rich soil, surrounded by olive, almond and fig trees, as well as garrigue vegetation, most commonly thyme and rosemary, that thrives on the limestone slopes of the Mediterranean coast (the domain is only five kilometres from the sea). This rejection of monoculture brings with it wild flora and fauna that keeps the soil alive and healthy.

The grapes are grown without the use of synthetic chemicals, with remedies instead limited to plants like camomile and nettle. Each vine gets individual attention, with leaves, shoots and even sometimes grapes removed, all by hand, to maintain their health. In fact, 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.

 

 

With such care and attention to detail, you might expect Carolin and Nikolaus to have spent a lifetime in vineyards. But, in fact, they wandered into the world of wine nearly by accident. Carolin was an architect while Nikolaus ran the family leather business back in Germany. It was only when they were looking to buy a home in the south of France that they discovered a property with eight hectares of vines and fell in love with it. They settled in Fitou, and Carolin took an oenology class. They bottled their first vintage in 2002, and the rest is history!

Les Enfants Sauvages Winelist

Vintages & Larger Formats

NAME PRICE Size VINTAGE
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Cool Moon" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Cool Moon" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Che Chauvio" Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Che Chauvio" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Che Chauvio" Login Magnum (150cl) 2014
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Enfant Sauvage" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Enfant Sauvage" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Enfant Sauvage" Login Bottle (75cl) 2011
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Enfant Sauvage" Login Magnum (150cl) 2010
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Enfant Sauvage" Login Bottle (75cl) 2009
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Rois des Lezards" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Rois des Lezards" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Rois des Lezards" Login Magnum (150cl) 2012
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Rois des Lezards" Login Magnum (150cl) 2010
IGP Cotes Catalanes "Rois des Lezards" Login Magnum (150cl) 2007
Muscat de Rivesaltes Login Half Litre bottle (50cl) 2015

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