Filigrane (watermark), translates also into ornamental work of fine (typically gold or silver) wire formed into delicate thread from a handmade work, which assumes the form of vine leave.
A vine leaf, where the many plant tissues combine and intertwine for an ephemeral time, in the only one purpose : offer to the vine stock and to the grapes the nutrients that they obviously need.
Filigrane would be associated with “vin de terroir”. We highlight the fine, elegant, non-standardized wines, which represent their “lieux dits”, their regions. Our wines are from the handmade work, and interpret our“terroir” (soils).
We could compare this work with the manufacture of a watermark, where the time, patience and thoroughness will go into the main elements, unlike the paper industry.
The composition of a wine is not just the simple description of its grape varieties, but all the details are connected on the same thread, a fragility linked to climatic hazards.
Its a path, a route, which will go from « la taille de la vigne » (the cut of the vine) until the bottling.
We are in an era when speed is the only key word, or we must burn the steps to arrive as quickly as possible to a result, in a problem for profitability and economy.
Not to follow this current movement, Filigrane will participate, as an art gallery owner dose, in the development and in the sharing of this know-how.