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October 30, 2018

2018 – A surprising vintage in which we couldn’t afford to let down our guard…

At the cusp of autumn, I will try, as usual, to give you my read on this 2018 vintage. The vinification isn’t yet complete, and even if it was a vintage that often left us puzzled, its current contours confirm its very seductive quality. After a very “low yield” 2017 vintage, the budbreak started vigourously […]

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September 10, 2018

THUS VOX IS BORN…

At Château de Nages, we’ve always known that winemaking is an ancient story here. What a surprise when it was revealed before our very eyes! A few years ago, when construction work at the estate required archaeological excavations, INRAP’s research showed that some of our plots were on a wine-growing site dating back to ancient […]

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May 04, 2018

Vineyards: The Merits of a Customized Approach

As life today becomes increasingly complex, we are all looking to simplify choices, whether at home, at work or even in our free time. We all want to believe that in response to the onslaught of information and the growing number of decisions to be made, a standardized and systematic approach is a factor of […]

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March 19, 2018

What’s more expensive: organic or conventional farming?

We hear it all the time: eating organic is more expensive! It’s true that most organic products are more expensive than their conventional counterparts. But are they really? Not if we integrate the environmental, health and social costs of conventional agriculture. Impact on the quality of water: the best quantified effects are those related to […]

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November 04, 2016

2016, a vintage of filled with promise…

2016’s growing season was exceptionally favorable to the vine. Nature has given us a vintage that won’t soon be forgotten. After a mild and slightly rainy winter, a cool wet spring triggered a somewhat delayed bud break (marking the end of winter dormancy, bud break is the moment when the new leaves push through their […]

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April 01, 2016

Splitting Wood

The trade press is just beginning to talk about a topic that greatly concerns many winemakers here in France – the sharp increase in vine mortality due to what is euphemistically called “wood diseases.” Every year, an average plot in France can lose between 1.5% and 3.5% of its population (in a decade that means […]

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March 20, 2015

2500 years of passion for wine

Here in Costières de Nîmes, the Volques are our wine-making ancestors. No one can deny the contributions made by the Romans in our beautiful area, but when they arrived here in 121 BC, they found an epicurean civilization that had already been cultivating vines for 4 centuries — the Volques Arécomiques.  This Celtic confederation founded […]

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February 06, 2015

The concert of the year 2014

A wine owes its character to the potential of its soil and how it’s interpreted by the winemaker. I often compare winemaking to music — the results depends both on the musical score and the musician. Reducing the equation to just these two parameters is a simplification that I can easily overlook, but it ignores […]

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November 13, 2014

A hymn to clutter

The vineyard I’m looking at from my window this morning is shaggy with chaotic vines, bristling with wild weeds and mottled by spots of mildew from the recent rains. Some years back I would have thought “what messy work” and today I find it just beautiful. I learned to take care of vineyards before understanding […]

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