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Maybe it’s a Catholic sense of guilt that makes the local Limouxins say so gloomily, « rain’s on the way again » as they admire this panorama of gleaming mountains hanging like freshly washed laundry against a pristine and perfectly blue sky. That is how February came to our plateau: on a plate, and dressed to kill. […]

The month freewheeled in on a slipstream of unreasonably unseasonable  weather, easing us into Vintage 2014 with a warm, deceptively gentle little shove.  Pruning the vines is moving at a fast pace, as we make hay while the sun shines, so to speak.  Silence reigns in the cellars, thank goodness.  Last month Eric roared at […]

Aftermath generally refers to after a disaster, and this was not one.  But the fact remains, we feel as if we have been through a storm: exhausted, but glad to be alive.  And the funny thing is, the harvest of 2013 wasn’t even all that « difficult »; in fact, it was quite well behaved in that […]

Never has a harvest been so eagerly awaited as the 2013. Never have we had such a complicated year leading up to it: really late flowering of the vines, really late ‘veraison’ when the grapes begin to ripen, hail in July, more rainfall before summer’s end than we normally get in a whole year … […]