The creation of the Deux Soleils vineyard has found its origin around the mid-sixties
At that time, the creation of these types of vineyards were an extraordinary feat and from an agricultural perspective very modern.
Large, heavy machinery were deployed on the non-constructible and yet unclaimed land, scattered full of large white rocks and wild shrubs, which needed to be transformed into a fertile agricultural area.
The large grinders creaked repeatedly many of these big white limestone rocks into small, editable pieces, so that eventually the founders were able to set up a beautiful and unique vineyard.
Because these unexplored ‘Garrique’ lands never have been used before, the virginal soils of the new reclaimed Deux Soleils vineyards are extremely fertile and rich on many raw materials and minerals, which are so important and needed for good quality viniculture, alongside the magical aspect of the maturation between two suns.
Deux Soleils vineyard has a great potential
Deux Soleils vineyard has a great potential, because its situated on virgin lands, which have never been used for any form of viniculture or other types of agriculture. The vineyards are located on the higher parts of the hills and are therefore perfectly positioned and exposed to the sun throughout the day.
When the evening falls, the limestones which are lying scattered through the vineyard, reflects their warmth into the vineyards again which they collected throughout the day. That’s why we call this magical phenomenon the maturation or growing between two suns. The radiation warmth of these limestones provide soft nights and allows the Deux Soleils vines to rest and get in absolute balance with the surrounding vegetation.
The finest aromas, scents and flavors are optimally preserved in this way. That typical Mediterranean, sultry aromas which softly can be found in our wines are the result of the unique fusion between the ‘Garrique’ landscape and the Deux Soleils vineyards.
Wine lovers will recognize the mysterious, spicy character and the exotic sun in these fine wines. It’s a perfect marriage between those sunny, balmy Mediterranean flavours and that typical jagged Garrique landscape.
The rich mineral soils and the more than 300 days of sunshine, combined with the rocky vineyard and its geographical position, protects the vineyard against the dry summer weather and the August thunder storms.
A reassuring guarantee for a perfect final maturation and harvest of plenty planted Cabernet and Merlot grapes.