For centuries, the city of Bordeaux has acted as a beacon of maritime culture and commerce. Throughout the more rural areas of the Gironde estuary, evidence of this is in plain sight – the carrelets, or stilted huts, lining the river bank in a unique array of colors, shapes and sizes, allow us a glimpse into the past of what this booming capital of industry may have looked like without the bustling ports, massive chateaux and international tourism that is now most closely associated with this region.
The Les Carrelets family of wines uses grapes sourced from small-scale farmers, not from a careless co-op or a monstrous corporate estate. Because of this, each vintage reflects only the most important thing: the wine. No stuffy consultants, no million-dollar marketing; just the wine how it was intended to be enjoyed.