|Appellation||Pic St Loup|
|Winery||Domaine Zelige Caravent|
|Inventory||In Stock (75)|
Work of the soil (ploughing, hoeing). Organic farming (Ecocert). Biodynamic farming (Demeter). Hand harvest.
Grapes are fully destemmed. Natural yeast. Fermented and aged for 12 months in concrete tanks. Little punching of the cap. Very low sulphur added at the end of malo-lactic fermentation. No fining nor filtering.
Zelige = Moroccan ceramic tile like the vineyard forming a mosaic in the landscape.
Caravent = Caravanserail - a roadside inn along the silk/spice route.
Luc and Marie Michel of Zélige-Caravent began in 1999 with three hectare of vines in Corconne, a small village in the Languedoc, at the foot of the Cèvennes. Zelige-Caravent is the realization of a dream as well as a second career for its proprietors: Luc Michel reconnecting with his family’s roots; his wife Marie still finding time to work as a painter (and responsible for the Domaine’s dramatically distinctive and diverse labels). Today the domaine comprises 15 hectare, made up of 25 different plots, and offers a wide range of different grape varieties native to the Languedoc: Aramon, Alicante, Cinsault, Carignan on top of syrah, grenache and mourvedre. In the vineyard, all vines are pruned by hand, the rows are tilled by horse and all treatments are organic. In the cellar, only indigenous yeasts are used, manual pressing and no treatments other than sulfur at a level lower or equal to 30mg/liter at bottling. As Luc doesn’t use wood in his wines it allows the terroir to shine through unencumbered.