Axarquia as a way of life
Fabio Coullet Winery was born as a personal project full of passion and life
As a result of my love for agronomy and oenology and marked by the personality of the Axarquia region of Malaga, I decided to create a unique oenological project. A project in which the wines, always from native varieties, are full of nuances due to the orography of the land, the different exposures of the plots and the warm and sweet climate that prevails in the region. All these particularities make of the heroic viticulture and the autochthonous varieties the raison d’être of the winery.
Betting on the autochthonous varieties
Axarquia is a unique place. Located to the east of Malaga, surrounded by steep mountains with slate soils in different states of decomposition and a clearly sweet and Mediterranean climate where the air smells of the sea, pines, oaks, fennel and rosemary. A landscape where we can find the Moscatel of Alexandria as the queen variety, but also the Pedro Ximénez, the Doradilla or the Garnacha… and the most native and almost extinct grape of Malaga: the Romé, of which there are only a little more than five hectares in Malaga and in the world.
A territory full of contrasts, ranging from high snowy mountains to beaches with a purely Mediterranean climate, which generates different microclimates, as well as slopes in our vineyards that in some cases can reach 70% slope. A place where harvesting becomes an adventure.
· People, terroir and grapes ·
After much meditation on what characteristics are essential to define a good wine, we came to the conclusion that the three fundamental pillars are the people, the terroir and the grape.
And we are very clear that this is the order: The people, because their experiences are reflected in the particular vision when it comes to treating the vineyard and their wisdom has been passed down for generations, creating a unique culture that is reflected in our wines.
The terroir, because it will endow the wine with the particular characteristics of its terroir, including not only the properties of the soil, but also the hours of sunshine, the slope, the gradient and the orientation, forming particular microclimates.
And finally and only at the end, the grape, being the autochthonous varieties the ones that can best express the characteristics of the two previous pillars, thus completing the circle, making an oenology of respect for the terroir, oenology of minimum intervention for all our wines, where the variety stands out above all and the will to obtain sincere, honest wines, faithful representation of the territory where they live.
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