Pruned old Carignan black vine. In a few weeks, it will be all green !
Picture taken by my lovely wife.
Dear wine lovers,
As days get longer and longer each new day, vines sense that it will soon be time to wake up. That's why we still want cold temperatures which continue the give the vines a "winter signal" in order to avoid a too soon sprout which could generate frost issues but also because we have not finished pruning...
An we now need to rush since I am going to be quite busy in the next coming week. Besides one week off with the family in the mountains, I will attend a famous wine fair in Avignon mid March (Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône) and will take off March 22nd for a large US wine tour.
If you are near New-York, Tampa, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Saint-Paul/Minneapolis, I do hope to meet in one of the tastings we organize. Also, don't hesitate to forward this link to people you know in those areas, those events are open.
Our wines have now digested their January bottling. The 2008 Dentelle Rosé should be showing its best potential for the coming Spring. Our 2007 Red Mistral is now expressing his best and just got a very nice review inside La Revue du Vin de France. As for our red 2007 Dentelle, we are now sold out and expect to bottle the 2008 vintage when I come back from my US visits.
And when I do so, I expect to see our Dear vines much greener and the promise of a beautiful 2009 vintage. Time flies...