This week, I had the chance to train a future and talented (I sense) winemaker. His name is Alexis and he already has some good roots with his family already involved in a great vineyard that I have the chance to distribute to the US markets : Mas de Martin in Languedoc.
We started to prune and, as the so freezing Mistral started to blow, we did some soil works, putting the granules we spread the week before into the ground along with all the dead weeds, amending the soil for this coming vintage.
Then, I could use two more strong arms to barrel rack our 4 units of Lunatique 2009 which were still on their lies.
We put the 4 barrels together in a tank, washed the barrels and put back the blended barrels into the 4 originals, without the lies. Hopefully, I have kept some wine to fill the barrels which already give away 1 liter per month to Rouge-Bleu Angels. We call it "La Part des Anges" which means that it is the share the Angels get to drink.
Our tasting events in the US are almost all set. All dates are confirmed and the ones where no event appear will be posted soon at this same. Please mark your calendar and/or forward this link to your friends who would like to join us :
Jean-Marc Domaine Rouge-Bleu