Grenache and cinsault from a rented parcel. They are just converting the parcel to organic farming (as of harvest 2021 it will be certified). It is currently owned by an old woman, famous in the area for opening the very first gay club in Montpelier back in the 1970's when it was still illegal to do so. It's a sturdy, deep wine that still is highly drinkable.
Chloé and Fred ultimately decided to dive in head-first and established Domaine Les Serrals in Faugères after finding the perfect plot of 6.4 hectares of vines in 2016. The vineyard plots are all next to one another, making the domaine a virtual "Clos" with vines aging from 20 to 80 years old. Everything is planted in the "Gobelet" method; the soils are schist-based with sandstone and limestone.At first they were renting a cellar and they are now building their own facility right next to the vineyard, underground in the schist to help maintain constant temperature year round. As they are new to winemaking, Chloe and Fred love to experiment. There are not many rules set in stone at the moment, it's more of a loose set of techniques and vessels at their disposal with which they try to achieve their desired outcomes. This leads to a variety of wines which tend to vary from vintage to vintage depending on conditions. Some are "vins de Bouchon Lyonnais", as they call them; some are white wines made out of red grapes; some are more textured wines - there isn't anything they won't try. At the moment everything is fermented and aged mainly in stainless steel with a few barriques and demi-muid for élevage. Going forward the main focus will be shifting to the use of various cement tanks.
Katie and Denny
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