LES FRERES SOULIER
CHARLES & GUILLAUME SOULIER | IGP GARD | SAINT HILAIRE D’OZILHAN
Practicing Biodynamic farming since 2014.
Charles and Guillaume took over in 2014 their fathers domain and produced their first wines in 2015. They selected the best plots and are now looking after eight hectares of red varieties mainly Grenache, Tempranillo, Cinsault, and Syrah.
Their plots are spread out around the village of Saint Hilaire d’Ozilhan, the diversity of soils type is quite rich, here you can found sandy, clay and limestone, as well as red clay and pebble for the domains best site “Valmal” an 80 year old Grenache.
Charles who studied Viticulture and Enology at the prestigious agronomic school of Montpellier and Guillaume his younger brother who has a strong passion for the nature (landscaping) are pulling out some amazing work since they got back some blocks in 2014.
They replanted some forgotten old varieties that can match their terroir and bring freshness to their wines such as Picardan, Terret noir and Counoise all coming from massale selection. They plough the soil using a horse, have now animals that acts as weedkiller…
In the cellar, the brothers are very meticulous, Charles wants to make wine with a sense of a place by employing no additives and removing no character, only sparse addition of So2 could be use when needed.