The name of our white wine 'Tabula rasa " means 'white sheet ", a term first developed by Aristotle and then taken further by British philosopher John Locke, standing for the immaculate status of a new born child. In the colloquial language 'Tabula rasa " stands for 'making a clean sweep ", which one might do to find closure with the past. The text on the label is an extract of a 300 years old essay from John Locke, covering the human apprehension, and has been lent to us from the Library of the abbey Einsiedeln. The direct translation is:
"Let us then suppose the mind to be, as we say, white paper void of all characters, without any ideas. How comes it to be furnished? Whence comes it by that vast store which the busy and boundless fancy of man has painted on it with an almost endless variety? Whence has it all the materials of reason and knowledge? To this I answer, in one word, from experience"
The white wine is a cuvee from Grenache gris, Grenache blanc, Carignan blanc and Macabeu. These you find scattered in the old red wine vineyards and we selectively harvest them at an optimal ripeness of fruit. The exact percentage of shares is therefore not known. The grapes are first carefully pounded with feet and then processed with the wine press. After the natural sedimentation the juice is transferred to 400 l barrels, where the fermentation will commence. After fermentation is finished, we develop the wine on the yeast. After approximately one year we add a minimum of sulfur, and finally bottle the wine.
The foundation of Domaine des Enfants is the realisation of a dream ‚– to be one with yourself, others and nature. Therefore our wines are the result of working within and together with nature. The love and energy being invested in the care of our powerful and exceptional vines, gives us peace and satisfaction. To witness how these frugal plants thrive and gain strength due to our care, fills us with pride, and is an enormous gratification. With our work we want to use our creativity in order to create something extraordinary, which not only gives us and other people pleasure, but also brings everybody closer together. We hope that our wines will be able to present people with new ideas, imagination, and maybe even touch them on a deeper level.
Domaine des Enfants stands for manual wines with a high quality standard, setting itself pleasantly and convincingly apart from the profit-yielding mass-industry, which produces standardized and accommodating consumer wine.
Our wines are the expression of our inner thriving for perfection and amelioration, with our aptitude for manual labour and for using our creativity. They are the fruits of our passion. We want to give people the opportunity to enjoy life, to indulge and to share this pleasure with others. Our wines would like to inspire conversations, not about them, but about life itself. The wine is our means to engage with other people, to share thoughts, awake emotions, and sometimes, take part in it.
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