Planting wooden posts to attach our baby wines planted last year. Some are already very productive (what I have in my hand is 8 future grapes) but it is necessary to eliminate the fruits in order to let the baby vines use its energy on developing wood and roots.
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Dear wine lovers,
With the vines growing like crazy, our wines to sell, all the administration in this tax period season and all what's coming next, I have to acknowledged you that I feel quite overwhelmed.
Just to give you an example, last week, my brother and I have planted 2 000 wooden posts to attach our baby vines that the wind could damage. While doing this, we have pulled out by hand weeds that are in between those babies (in order to both give them food with weed's decomposition and prevent that those weeds take too much humidity from the soil which could kill the baby vine) and eliminated the fruits coming from those young vines. After this project, I did a sulfur spray, scratched the soil to remove the weeds of our old vines (with the tractor this time)... And the week before, we have planted another 1 000 baby vines with the help of Elsebeth Steve and Jacques to replace some dead vines in an existing parcel. In the meantime, I had to invoice the wines delivered (some by myself) report to customs about our stock (this has to be done every month), make sure we will have some empty bottles and corks for the coming bottling...
Hopefully, I have the great help of my brother Jacques and this is very special to be able to share my passion with him.
The good news is that I am still standing up and that our wines have made it to some very nice spots like La Mirande in Avignon, Domaine des Andéols in the heart of Lubéron or the famous natural wine store Le Ver Volé in Paris. Please keep in mind this list and don't hesitate to contact Tim who is our importer and good friend in Houston who can ship our wines to some US destinations
At last, please apologize if this edition has mistakes. As you understood here, I am quite pressed with time but wanted to keep you posted.
Thanks for all your support and all your kind encouragements messages. they are all quite appreciated.
Jean-Marc Espinasse - Domaine Rouge-Bleu