A spot of mildiou burned by copper. Can you see it ?
Dear wine lovers,
After the heavy rains in May and early June, heat is back here. Since the soils are still humid and that the Mistral is not here to dry, we now have the worst conditions for getting mildiou, a fungus that can affect the leafs and eventually the grapes.
To cope with this potential loss of precious grapes (They are rare here since our vines are old and yields already very low), it is necessary to prevent rather than trying to heal. I have started spraying copper 6 weeks ago when there was no mildiou and, even if we do have some spots in our vines, I think we have limited the contamination. I also believe that our old deep rooted vines, evolving in a living soil not destroyed by des-herbants and chemicals, permit the grapes to be healthy and more resistant to the fungus. Also, the fact that I only spray contact copper and tea herbs (which will just stay outside the vine) and not systemic chemical products which actually get inside, will not disturb the immune system of the vine and will permit it to fight better this bad enemy. The battle is still not won so all your positive thoughts will be welcome.
Last Saturday, we have bottled the second part of Dentelle which will now rest for a few weeks before it is shipped (as the wines need some time to rest after such an operation). If you had a chance to try it, don't hesitate to leave a comment here. This same link will give you the feedbacks of our friends who tried it, in case you would be interested in what they think.
And if you would like to order some, we can use this link.
If you are traveling in France this summer, here are the places where you should find our wines, besides our cellars where you will always be welcome, of course.
Thanks for your support !