Le Clos des Fées
La Petite Sibérie 2017
Le Clos des Fées 2017
Le Clos des Fées
Clos des Fées is located in the Agly Valley, in the Roussillon region, where the sommelier and wine critic Hervé Bizeul and his wife Claudine settled in 1998, after acquiring 8 hectares of land. Without any financial resources and with no other desire than to produce wine for pure pleasure, the passion and talent put into the endeavour by the pair led to the brilliant success of the first wine they produced, La Petite Sibérie. From then onwards, the winery has been continually successful with remarkable vintages and different products that have resulted in it becoming one of the Roussillon's most outstanding wineries.
Situated at the foot of the Pyrenees and close to the Mediterranean Sea, which means receiving a lashing from the Tramontane wind and picking up coolness from the sea breezes, the Clos des Fées estate started off as land with thickets and holm oaks surrounded by stone walls and lying on clay soil on top of bedrock. Over the years the winery has added to the estate's hectares and has reclaimed old vineyards, some aged more than 100 years old, so that nowadays it has parcels scattered all over the valley, incredibly diverse geologically and with different orientations, which enrich enormously the wines produced. As a result of the respect shown to this magnificent terroir and originating from the varieties grown there (Syrah, Monastrell, Cariñena, Garnacha, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo...), and from the excellent work of a vigneron such as Bizeul, come wines of great fruit expression, fresh, balanced and with a marked purity.