Global warming is a reality we cannot deny any longer. The impact it has on wine production is major but solutions actually exist. A major impact on the vine Could you imagine for one second our English fellows becoming the most powerful wine producers in the world ? Would you believe your own eyes if … Continue reading Global warming : what consequences on the wine production ?
Merlot is a red wine grape variety that appeared in the 18th century in southwestern France, and more specifically in the north of Aquitaine area. In general, it is planted on fresh clay-limestone soils. It regularly needs water and barely supports droughts. It is mostly found on its favorite terroir, in Pomerol and St. Emilion. … Continue reading Merlot
The Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest vine varieties in the south west of France. It is the ancestor of the Cabernet, notably that of the Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s probably originated from the north of the Aquitaine area introduced along the Loire valley by Cardinal Richelieu. Extremely well acclimatized in the Anjou and Saumur … Continue reading THE CABERNET FRANC
Pinot Noir is the major red grape variety of the Burgundy region, it is very popular in France but also in Switzerland and it is the main grape in red wines. It is Philippe le Hardi, Duke of Burgundy, who imposed the culture of pinot noir. It is found in the Champagne, Loire Valley, Jura, … Continue reading Pinot Noir
Chardonnay is a native white grape from the Burgundy area. Widespread today around the world, it is mainly found in the Champagne country, known as ” Blanc de Blanc “, this designation meaning that the champagne is made exclusively with Chardonnay grapes. This is also the case in the Burgundy, Loire, Jura, Alsace and Languedoc … Continue reading The Chardonnay