I visited recently the Eyguestre wine estate from the Bellion family in Séguret. The tasting was led by a oenologist friend, Julie Rouffignac. This is my summary in pictures (infographics + photos).
We organize regularly, together with the “Grandes Ecoles” Alumni group living in the South-East of France called “Greco”, some visits in different wine estates. We were on Saturday at Château Revelette, in the Coteaux d’Aix en Provence area. The Estate Peter Fischer took iver the estate in 1985, after having worked in the cellar. […]
I created this infographics about Château de la Gardine (Châteauneuf du Pape), where I work, in preparation of a Masterclass and vertical tasting I will be doing in Paso Robles in three weeks for some leading wine professionals. To see in larger format and full definition, please click on the image below: In a nutshell: […]
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The first time I met Jean Charles Abbatucci was 5 years ago, when I was travelling France to visit farmers for an educational project called “agricultures de France”. At that time, producing biodynamic wine was seen as something bizarre, a sort of sectarian practice used by a few freakish wine producers… Whether it is a […]
With his singing accent from the South of France (the most beautiful accent in the world, isn’t it? 😉 ) and his joie de vivre, Henri Milan is a man that immediatly makes you feel good. Funnily enough, it is exactly the same for his wines… They transport you in the Provence garrigues with the […]
If ever you have the chance to meet Yvonne Hégoburu from Domaine de Souch in Jurançon, the first thing she will do is to take your hand and say: “Je suis la meilleure” (“I am the best”). This could be taken for a lack of humility but once you will have spoken a bit longer […]
I met Alain in February just a few days before Vinisud in Montpellier. He is clearly one of my favourite wine producers in the Languedoc. Why? Because having studied agronomic sciences, he has both a very scientific and intuitive approach to viticulture. He runs his domaine both organically and biodynamically. He is not one a […]
Xavier Braujou started his life as a woodcutter. He loved the hours spent alone in the forest, in direct contact with nature. But his real passion was wine. That is the reason why he started to buy some vineyards in Saint Jean de Fos, in the Languedoc, in 1998. After a few years practicing both […]