Dear wine lovers,
On our way back from New York, our dear vines had just started to bloom. After 5 expected heavy rains and they are now really growing fast and our future grapes which will give birth to the 2008 vintage are already here.
Before that, I had just finished to scratch the soil which permitted a better draining and elimination of the first load of weeds which are now composting inside the soil, permitting the microbian life to develop and making our vine roots happy. And it looks like not only the roots are happy in our little vineyard (image a little blurry but it is actually a good thing as I don't want to want to get in trouble)... And it looks like some ladybugs even enjoy a little glass of rosé to celebrate spring !
Back to serious things, scratching the soil is now done by a tractor but our ancestors used to do it with a horse like a friend of mine, Helen Durand from Domaine du Trapadis in Rasteau (available in Oregon BTW), still does in his oldest vines. This method might sound "medieval" but when you think about it, not only you don't burn gas as we all do with our tractors but the horse also contributes to develop this precious macrobian life with their natural "dejections".
As our vines still give us a small break before it is time to really care about their sanitary state, we continue the promotion of the 2007 Dentelle. After the US West Coat last February, we have organized tastings in Marseilles, Paris and New York City.
Last week, I had the pleasure to receive a very nice order from the famous Brasserie La Mère Germaine in Châteauneuf du Pape where our wine will be poured by the glass.
And since our wines are now listed in wine stores and restaurant, I have decided to mention the places where they can be found.
Also, if you had a chance to taste our wines, you are welcome to leave a comment here.
At last, if you have a delivery address in France and would like to receive a direct offer from us, please email me here.
Thanks a lot for your support and don't hesitate to pay us a visit if you are near our area in the coming weeks.
Jean-Marc Espinasse - Domaine Rouge-Bleu