Impressions: This blend of 50% Grenache Gris, 40% Grenache Blanc and 10% Macabeu is sourced from 80-90 year old vines that sit over clay and limestone soils. Opens with aromas of ripe red apples, bosc pear, honeydew melon, gardenias and oyster shells. The palate displays an energetic acidity that easily sways a concentrated, mineral-dense concentration towards a dry, savory, and fruity finish.
Les Enfants Sauvages came about rather by accident after Carolin and Nikolaus' search for a place in the sun resulted in them falling in love with this property with 8 hectares of vines near Fitou, a coastal town in the south of the Languedoc-Roussillon. This was a far cry from their life in Germany where Nikolaus worked in his family's leather business. Carolin moved away from her work as an architect and took a course in Oenology, and so, Les Enfants Sauvages was born with their first vintage bottled in 2002.