This Domaine du Clos des fées was created in 1998 by Hervé Bizeul and his wife Claudine. A former sommelier and food critic, Hervé Bizeul practised several professions around wine before becoming a producer himself. Noticed from the first harvest, Le Clos des Fees wines were immediately a resounding success. Always elaborated in the garage of their house of Vingrau, tiny village nestled in a mountainous area of the Roussillon vineyards, the wines, from the simplest to the most refined, are today exported all over the world.
Hervé Bizeul from Clos des fées has also become the pioneer of “viticulture réalité”, which he has promoted on his blog since the 1990s. The Domaine du Clos des Fées currently includes about thirty hectares in Côtes du Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon Villages and Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes appellations. The clay-limestone soils of the Clos des Fées are partly made up of steep terraces and exploited in reasoned viticulture. Thus, the inspection of the plots is meticulous, the tillage is integral, the harvest is manual and the use of any chemical treatment is prohibited at Clos des fées.
The cuvées of the Domaine Clos des Fées are numerous and generally selected on very distinct parcels. Hervé Bizeul wines exist white and red. The cuvées are diverse and varied, it produces fruit wines like Les Sorcières, cuvées of old vines with the Clos des Fées Vieilles Vignes but also parcels as De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté, prestigious cuvées with La Petite Sibérie and the emblematic cuvée Clos des Fées. The Domaine Clos des fées offers us wines with a strong personality.
Les Sorcières Clos des Fées is a selection of old Grenache and Carignan up to 80 years old. The whole is assembled with young 25-year-old Syrah. The harvest is manual and the soil is clay-limestone. The ageing is done in stainless steel vats on fine lees. The search for drinkability is well present. A cuvée to discover!
De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté from Clos des Fées is a Syrah on granite perched on poor but fertile soils, at an altitude of 600m, in the commune of Lesquerde. To read absolutely the explanation of the name of the cuvée on the label that perfectly symbolizes the energy of this nectar.
Domaine du Clos des Fées Vieilles Vignes white wine is a blend of very old white Grenache (up to 100 years old) for 90% and 10% Grenache gris. We can also speak of altitude terroir since going up to 400 m, the vines are oriented North-West which will give freshness to a fairly rich white.
Domaine du Clos des Fées Vieilles Vignes red wine enchants us with this great wine that develops a superb concentration and power of aromas. Simply a wine of immense pleasure!
Le Clos des Fées from Domaine du Clos des Fées comes from old plots of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Carignan.The ageing takes place in barrels for 18 months after the most rigorous work in the vineyard and in the winemaking, resulting in a small marvel signed by Hervé Bizeul.
La Petite Sibérie from Domaine du Clos des Fées is a blend of very old Grenache for more than 90% completed by Syrah and Mourvèdre. These vines come from a plot whose climate is icy three quarters of the year. This very rare cuvée has become mythical because of its rarity but especially its incredible quality.