130 years that this Clos from the Loire captivates, fascinates as much as it upsets modern viticulture’s reference points. Three kilometres of walls crossed by ten hectares of vines and a new history since the Robert et Marcel winery took things over.
What is a vineyard made entirely by the hand of man if not a stubborn civilisation? This obstinate struggle to cultivate vines, even in places where they did not flourish, has left a spectacular and ever-present mark on the history of our territories. In the Douro valley, its vertiginous terraces; in Côte-Rôtie, its “chaillées de l’enfer”; and in the Loire, the standing walls of the Clos Cristal, solemn, fascinating, magnetic.