Dear wine lovers,
As the 2009 vintage is now in sight, it is now time to work those vines and give them the maximum chance to produce a great grape.
At Rouge-Bleu, we believe that feeding the vines is a total nonsense since it is a way to tell the roots : "Don't work finding the food in the deep parts of the underground but go feed yourself with the rich food displayed on the soil surface I am giving you for free"...which is totally against their nature and which will prevent them to develop their root system (the best way for vines to produce great grapes). That's why, I always wait late until I plow the soil full of various Spring herbs, in order to recuperate a little bit of nutrition which will slowly decompose and amend the soil with the minimum carbons a vine needs to survive.
And pretty soon, it will be time to spray against the fungus (Mildiou-Oidium). Here again, at Rouge-Bleu, we like to prevent rather than heal. And we do it with only contacts products (Cooper-Sulfur melted with nettle, horsetail and wicker tea herbs) which don't get into the heart of imune system and eventually destroys it, leaving it very weak a subject to catch the disease.
All this will take a lot of time...and the good news is that I am going to have more time since I no longer really need to developing the sales. Our rosé is sold out and our Red Mistral is virtually gone too after the good reviews we just had. When I say it is sold out, it means that I have no more to offer for our professional network (I have kept a little stock for our visitors) but these guys do have or will have some soon (a few containers are on the Ocean).
Talking about distribution, I have the pleasure to announce you 3 new ambassadors in the US :
- Williams Corner in VA and around DC
- WorldWide Cellars Imports in MN and soon in other Midwest States
- Wine Adventures in IA and IL
And 2 in Europe :
- Two Rivers Wine Company in UK
- The Wine Company in Denmark
All the contacts of our distributors, retailers, restaurants... can be found here.
And if you live in France and would like to place your order directly to us, here is above the form :
Happy Spring to all of you. If you will be traveling in our area, please have in mind that our cellars are always open with a previous appointment.
Jean-Marc - Domaine Rouge-Bleu