The 2023 Epicurean Harvest
A family story
Second French vineyard, the vineyard of the Rhone Valley extends on both banks of the river. This region has also seen the birth of some of the most prestigious appellations in the world. The complexity of its soils and its climatic vagaries give the wines of this territory distinctive characteristics, which you will find in the TERRA 6840 wines.
Between the Rhône and wine it is an old love story, which has its roots in High Antiquity. This is a fascinating and limitless story, perfectly reflecting the atypical character of our wines. Passionate about this region and its vines, Olivier Vetsch founded in 2008 the Civil Society of Agricultural Exploitation "Les Esprits Sains". This family estate, located in the south of the Rhône Valley, in the Gard, in Saint-Alexandre, is today maintained and developed by his son Martin Vetsch.
Since its acquisition, considerable work has been carried out to bring it to a higher quality standard. Thus, we are constantly protecting and improving this value that we wanted so much to bring to it: prioritizing quality over quantity.
Terra in a few figures
Each year, our vines give birth to approximately:
5,000 bottles of TERRA Esprit Blanc.
15,000 bottles of TERRA Esprit Rouge and Millésime.
Our Red Wines are aged 70% in oak barrels for 36 months (Esprit), and 30% in stainless steel vats (Vintage).
Our White Wines are aged 50% in oak and acacia barrels for 11 months (Esprit), and 50% in stainless steel vats (White).
The design of the Terra by Ara STARCK bottle was born from a collaboration with the artist Ara Starck. These bottles are made in limited editions (around a hundred per year). .
Our work has been rewarded several times, notably during competitions organized in the Rhône Valley. We are very proud of these different medals testifying to the quality of our wines.
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Martin Vetsch moved from partitions to vineyard plots
For three years, Martin Vetsch has taken over responsibility for the Les Esprits Sanes estate, which his father, a real estate professional and passionate about wine, created in 2009.