2009 is about to be gone and before we know it, 2010 will be there. Not only the year but the vintage since our dear vines will slowly wake up soon to elaborate this coming crush.
And 2009 has been a great year for us. First, our vintage which is definitely now the best among the 3 we had. The rosé will be bottled January 14th and it is just beautiful, with a lot of white fresh fruits aromas like peach. The red Dentelle will be bottle in the Spring. it has both fresh and depth. Mistral 09 needs more time to affine but has the same identity with already complex aromas. At last, "Lunatique" (the new "little" one), will age two years total in old barrels and it already evolves quite well.
2009 has also been a very rewarding year as our vineyard received a Gold Medal in the very respected Paris Wine Fair, a 91 points on Wine Spectator and many other nice reviews that you can list here. And just recently, we have seen that Domaine Rouge-Bleu has been recommended by the Rhone editor of Wine Spectator among the best Southern Rhone wines...I don't know if we deserve it but we will take it and at least we worked hard...
And, finally, 2009 has been the first year you, our dear readers, have been able to taste and support all our range of wines. Thank you so much for all your kind and positive messages, you have no idea how rewarding this is for us. Please don't hesitate to leave a comment on our wines, it is always nice and learning to have all your feedbacks.
Last month, I was not in the desert but in the nordic countries to visit Steen, our Danish ambassador (The Wine Company) for a memorable wine dinner with also my friends Jens and Soren (who has the best Chateauneuf-du-Pape informative website you can think of). If you have friends or family there, I strongly recommend to pay Steen a visit (physically or virtually), he does have some very good wines.
At last, I will be touring the US next Spring (03/08 - 03/21) and will keep you posted about the events organized. Besides the regular stops, the new destinations are DC, NC and IA.
To 2010 now...and there might be some very exciting news soon to come !