As I mentioned many times, our old vines are our current treasure and we need to maintain them alive as long as possible. Therefore, if old vines don't really need much care, our baby vines (4 years Grenache and 1 year white myriad) do need attention...
As our farming philosophy is to develop live, underground and on the ground, we have, as a result, many weeds. Those weeds don't really compete with our old vines who are deeply rooted down but can compete with our babies... So, once a year, when all weeds have germinated, we have to pull out those weeds at a feet circle round the baby vine. Doing, this, we make sure weeds will not kill the baby vine but we still leave some in order to tell a message to the young vine saying : Go develop your roots since you have competition around.
Watch this video which will explain this better :
This year and after our third attempt, we have finally managed to keep our bees. Our bee hive is doing well and we are so happy to have them contribute to move pollen around us and participate to our yeast melting pot :
Also, I would like to thank all the people who have taken the time to come visit. Special thanks to Lew and Scott for their reports which you can read here and watch on this very professional video :
Many of you have asked why we named our vineyard "Domaine Rouge-Bleu". Part of the answer is in the following video and it will also be a way to celebrate our National Holiday :
Our 09 reds will be released after the coming harvest. Dentelle first which should be available for the Holidays, Mistral then which is still a bit young but currently smoothing down in our used barrels...and Lunatique which will have to age another year and which, I can tell you, should be amazing.
In the meantime, our 08 reds drink very nicely now with this typical 08 acidity which allows to drink them cool...and this helps in this very very ot summer. All our importers have the 08 in stock now so thank you for supporting our wines and contacting them by clicking on this link.
And for French deliveries, you are more than welcome to order directly through this form.
Well, we have another last spray of mixed sulfur, copper and tea herbs to perform and then it will be time to take some days off...When we come back from Sicily (where I plan to taste some wines of course), it will be time to check on our harvest tools...I can't believe we will soon crush our 4th harvest !
Enjoy the summer,