Before we start this edition, I wanted to share good news with you. After the 90 points received last month by our Mistral red 90, the same Wine Spectator rated our Lunatique red 09 with 91 points. Here is the list of the awrads received in a 3 years time.
With my son Maxime, we have plowed for the last time our white baby vines, hoping for anothe couple shower which should allow them to survive their second summer.
I have used my tractor to do the same to our old vines, trying not to hurt them as they become very weak with their old age... It is alwyas so painful to "kill" and old vine using our tools.
Mistral is now blowing which helps us getting rid of the Mildew naturally as it dries the fungus. We will need to spray a last time in a couple weeks in order to protect our grapes which will turn color at the same time.
Last week, I have attended a tasting event near Bordeaux and meanwhile "Vinexpo", the biggesto professional wine fair. I met with a lot of very nice people and may have found some new distributors in Japan and in Australia... Let's hope this side of the planet opens to our wines too.
Another 2-3 weeks of busy work here and then, it will be time to relax a bit. We don't go anywhere this year and will savor the beauty of our region...while thinking of this early 2011 vintage and hoping it will be nice to us... I still can't beleive we will crush our 5th harvest !
Enjoy your summer vacation,