Recerca / Zulu Vins
We visited Jess Albero and Laurent Pujol from Recerca / Zulu in Roussillon in October this year. They started their custom wine bottleing project called Zulu in 2015 on the initiative of Christophe Albero, now missing. Some time after this tragic event, Jessica, his wife, supported by Laurent decided to continue the adventure. The idea is to experiment and collaborate with local winemakers (like Tom Lubbe at Matassa, Gille Troullier, Sébastien Agelet at De Mena ...) and make wines with their grapes differently. The outcome are the Zulu project wines.
Recerca (research, in Catalan) is a domain created by Jess Albero and Laurent Pujol. They work with 4,5 hectares of vines between Vingrau and Paziols in the Corbieres. Which they bought over the past 3 years. Working as naturally as possible, the base is organic farming in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the cellar. Currently their cellar is in Laurent's parents' house but they already bought a plot for their future winery.
Jess and Laurent are searching for harmony in their wines. All wines are based on different grape varieties and Laurent describes the process of assemblage to music making and mixing. Their „Version“ wine is a perfect example of this process. We admire their wines for the light touch, the melody and harmony.