Winery

Sous le Végétal

Sous le Végétal is a wine project by Jason Ligas and natural wine legend Patrick Bouju. On the volcanic soils of the island of Samos, they give the Muscat grape variety expressive forms of expression and always remain true to their philosophy of intervening as little as possible.

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"Sous le Végétal is geared towards a very specific level of quality, and I rely on the microcosm to nourish this project"

– Jason Ligas

Colour
Type
Wine Style
Price
Grape
Character

Hüpnos 2019

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Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fine-meshed, elegant
34,50 €
46,00 €/L

Palli & Genesia 2018

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Elegant, Intense
34,50 €
46,00 €/L

The natural wines from Sous le Végétal bring out the versatility of the Muscat grape variety

Sous le Végétal eschews the industrial farming methods that dominate viticulture in Greece and has opted for extensive work in the vineyards to restore a healthy permaculture for their vines and the rich volcanic soils. Jason Ligas and Patrick Bouju work biodynamically and organically, down to the use of herbs and natural balsams to heal and protect the vines.

Each cuvée is made from Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, a Gelber Muskateller clone. The declared aim of Sous le Végétal is to showcase the different expressions of this grape variety in the different microclimates of the island. Each wine comes from a different plot of land, with soil types varying from pink basalt to limestone and slate. Each grape is harvested by hand and fermented and aged in a series of vats that are specific to each wine.

For us, Sous le Végétal is one of the most exciting discoveries. No wonder, when cult winemaker Patrick Bouju is at the start! Cheers ;-)