Clos de Caveau Cotes du Rhone Les Bateliers
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Region: Cotes du Rhone, France
Grape varieties: 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah
Clos de Caveau Cotes du Rhone Les Bateliers develops a frank and expressive nose of fresh fruit, beautiful liveliness, and earthy spice.
Song: The Tradition by Halsey
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Clos de Caveau Cotes du Rhone Les Bateliers
Clos de Caveau Cotes du Rhone Les Bateliers shows a garnet color with purple reflections, Les Bateliers develops a frank and expressive nose of fresh fruit. A beautiful liveliness and freshness coupled with a nice suppleness characterize this wine.
About Clos de Caveau
Clos de Caveau was the first vineyard of the region to produce organic wine. It began its endeavor to respect the authentic provençal ecosystem before organic farming was recognized and before regulations were in place. From 1980 Gérard Bungener, the father of Henri Bungener began to engage with organic farming. As the first organic vineyard of the region, innovation at Le Clos de Caveau was key, and reactions at the time were mixed. Some believed that insects would eat the crops; others that they would never be able to produce wine; it was even asked if there was alcohol in the wines! At the time, Gérard recommended being discreet to avoid scaring off clients, except our first organic clients who were often in Northern Europe.
It is important to recall that before the war all wines were organic, as were all fruits and vegetables. In the 1950s, weed killers, pesticides, and anti-mold products were created to improve the appearance of fruits and vegetables. These chemicals rapidly became commercialized in more humid regions. People began to realize that not only did these chemical products destroy micro-organisms’ activities in the soil, which end up “dying”, but they also end up in our food and drinks. Consequently, several movements began to appreciate the benefits of organic farming, starting in Germany, followed by Great Britain. In France, organic farming was officially recognized in 1981.
Henri continues this organic ethos with the same desire and passion as his father, and he develops this vision with organic vinification, respecting the following conditions:
- Cultivation with respect for the plant and the environment
- Respect for the biodiversity of wildlife and flora
- Balancing of agricultural and ecological areas (banks, hedges, woodland…)
- Limiting authorized inputs such as sulfur and copper
- Selectively recycling waste
- Understanding of the interaction between plants and soil
- Respect for the ecosystem including the life of the soil