“To make something based on the original,
the true beginning.”

Murcia · Epistem
This is what we wanted to achieve when we began to make wine in Yecla, Spain. Inspired by the philosophy of natural branch of the Theory of Knowledge, our new wine, Epistem, is the product of two paths that lead to the truth in nature: logical reasoning and sensory experience. Applying analytical thinking to the manifestations of nature, we have made a wine with a sensory profile that we feel approaches the ideal.


Mallorca · 8 Vents
Majorca – the biggest of the Balearic Islands with great heritage of forgotten wine culture, we found similar Artisans as of the main land. The Island and the Sea given its nature as island, each direction open to the sea, the winds brings the most influence in agriculture. Each corners of the islands creates special microclimates and seasonal changes. To source the grapes of our artisans we select different locations, to create a wine under the name of 8 Vents – 8 winds of the island.

Epistem begins with a careful selection of vineyards, whose owners who know their terrior inside out.

Atlan & Artisan works in the same directions in our own vineyards and as well with few selected artisanal grape growers, in an organic approach with the nature.
The harvest is a lengthy process between the different parcels of the old vines and younger plots. Few different selections are done in the vineyards. As such, the wine that we make from each parcel possesses distinct personalities that are true expressions their immediate terroir.

Epistem nº2

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Type of grape: Garnacha Tintorera & Syrah

Aging time: 26 months

Type of barrel: 300l French oak barrel

Wine growing: 25-year-old single vineyard, 700m in altitude, non-irrigated, large limestone, slabs, organic vineyard. A single vineyard Selection has produced a profound wine.

Vinification: : Harvest in small boxes, manual selection of the grapes, fermentation in open oak barrels, Malolactic fermentation in the barrel, hand bottled without filtration.

Release: January 2015
Parker: 93/100

Type of grape: Garnacha Tintorera

Aging time: 20 months

Type of barrel: 225l French oak barrel

Wine growing: 25-year-old single vineyard, 700m in altitude, non-irrigated, large limestone, slabs, continental climate, little rain between April and September, organic vineyard.

Vinification: Harvest in small boxes, manual selection of the grapes, fermentation in open oak barrels, Malolactic fermentation in the barrel, hand bottled without filtration.

Release: January 2014

19/20 Schweizerische Weinzeitung

85,00€

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Epistem nº5

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Type of grape: Monastrell

Aging time: 26 months

Type of barrel: 500l French oak barrel

Wine growing:A Limestone soil, continental climate with little rain between April and September, organically-farmed vineyards.
Vinification: Harvest in small boxes, manual selection of the grapes, fermentation in open-top fermenters.

Release: October 2014

94/100 Parker

19/20 Schweizerische Weinzeitung

85,00€

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Epistem nº3

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Type of grape: Monastrell and Garnacha Tintorera,Syrah

Aging time: 12 months in oak and 12 month bottle aging

Type of barrel: 228l and 500l French oak

Wine growing: Old vines, non-irrigated.
Between 10 and 35 years old, different vineyards between 700m und 900m in altitude, extremely stony, limestone, continental climate. A cooler vintage with long and slow ripening period.

Vinification: Harvest in small boxes and manual selection, fermentation in stainless steel tanks and in open oak barrels, Malolactic fermentation in barrels, bottled without filtration.

Release: October 2015

Parker: 92/100

Type of grape: Monastrell and Garnacha Tintorera

Aging time: 20 months

Type of barrel: 225l French oak barrel

Wine growing: Old vines, non-irrigated.
Between 10 and 35 years old, different vineyards between 700m und 900m in altitude, extremely stony, limestone, continental climate, little rain between April and September, organic vineyards.

Vinification: Harvest in small boxes and manual selection, fermentation in stainless steel tanks and in open oak barrels, Malolactic fermentation in barrels, bottled without filtration.

Release: October 2014

92/100 Parker

17/20 Schweizerische Weinzeitung

15,00€

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8 Vents

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Type of grape: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Manto negro, Callet.

Aging time: 12 months

Type of barrel: Frech oak

Concept:Majorca – the biggest of the Balearic Islands with great heritage of forgotten wine culture, we found similar Artisans as of the main land. The Island and the Sea – given its nature as island, each direction open to the sea, the winds brings the most influence in agriculture. Each corners of the islands creates special microclimates and seasonal changes.

The process: We looking at a natural approach, let the grapes express the meditarean climate. All the grapes are harvested in boxes and fermented in our cellar. After malolactic fermentation in barrels we select the blend for the final wine and age it further in French oak.

Release: October 2015
Parker: 92/100

Type of grape: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Manto negro, Callet.

Aging time: 12 months

Type of barrel: Frech oak

Concept:Majorca – the biggest of the Balearic Islands with great heritage of forgotten wine culture, we found similar Artisans as of the main land. The Island and the Sea – given its nature as island, each direction open to the sea, the winds brings the most influence in agriculture. Each corners of the islands creates special microclimates and seasonal changes.

The process: We looking at a natural approach, let the grapes express the meditarean climate. All the grapes are harvested in boxes and fermented in our cellar. After malolactic fermentation in barrels we select the blend for the final wine and age it further in French oak.

Release: October 2013

14,00€

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Who we are

Sebastian Keller

Sebastian Keller’s passion lies in discovering the soil, the climate, and the vines. A holder of a diploma in winemaking, Sebastian started off making wine for leading international wineries.

After pausing to establish his own successful wine-trading business, Sebastian now provides consulting services to wineries all over the world, helping to make quality wines such as the well-received Spanish Finca Ses Talaioles, which he build up from the beginning. Epistem begins with a careful selection of vineyards, whose owners who know their terrior inside out.
Atlan & Artisan collaborates closely with these artisanal grape growers to nurture the fruits to their full potential, guided by mother-nature, and intervening in the most natural ways. The harvest is then carried out by us and we arrange another selection in the vineyards. As such, the wine that we make from each parcel possesses distinct personalities that are true expressions their immediate terroir.

Philippe Bramaz

Phillipe Bramaz, formally trained as a winemaker, takes his inspiration from people who respect the terroir and counts Henri Bonneau as one of his mentors.

At a young age, he managed one of the oldest Bordeaux trading house in Switzerland. A few years later, he founded Global Wine, an importer / international distribution and wine consulting business with offices in Zurich and Bangkok.
Philippe created in 2004 the successful Casa Pagoda lifestyle company, now with presence in Bangkok, Shanghai, and Beijing and spends his time between Europe and Asia. His restaurant venture, Quince Bangkok, followed in 2012. It ranks in the top 3 best restaurants in Bangkok.

Contact

Telephone contact: +34 627 570 621