Mas du Soleilla
Languedoc (La Clape)
It is with passion and rigor that Peter Wildbolz creates his wines. He relentlessly strives to make wines of elegance, power and most importantly, of quality. This dedication to quality wines is manifested in the work done in the vineyard, such as hand-trimming, bud removal, leaf thinning (canopy management) and a grape harvest all done manually.
La Clape’s climate is dry and harsh, with sunshine and winds beating against the naked, heat absorbing rocks. Occasionally, la Clape resembles a tropical island. La Clape’s position as one of the sunniest places in France (over 3,000 hours of sunshine annually) is due to the 13 winds that blow over it. Among them, the Tramontane, Cers, Ponant, wind from Spain, Lebech or Gregaou all share the job of chasing away the clouds that could cover this lovely “island.” Occasionally, southern storms threaten to blow away the local windmills.
All this strengthens the vines: water quenches their thirst and cleans them at the same time, the wind dries and airs them, the sun feeds them whilst filling the grapes with sugar. It’s a hard climate which guarantees great quality wines.