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 […]
One of our family’s favorite spots is a knoll that to the north is sheltered by a small Garrigue forest and to the south is blessed by an unsurpassed view of our vineyards descending toward the marshes of Camargue (and in the evening the lighthouses that dot our part of the Mediterranean). On the center […]
Harvest is certainly not the most relaxed time of the year. Waking up in the middle of the night to pick the grapes in the freshness of dawn, running back and forth between the vines and the vats to make sure that everything happens on time and in harmony: ripeness, fermentation, maceration, etc., always keeping […]
I had the pleasure of showing James Molesworth of Wine Spectator around our appellation earlier this month, and in showing him the different terroirs in Costieres it got me thinking that it might be a subject that would interest more than a few wine nerds. So here it goes… Costières de Nîmes is most southern […]
As you have hopefully gathered from my previous post, the true interest of a Course Camarguaise is the “raset”, the encounter between man and bull. The best “raset” is one that allows the bull to show what he is capable of. If the “raseteur” dares to run a straight line, he risks everything. The sight […]
This is the story of our wine Lou Coucardié. For all those people who ask me what it means, why use a name that is so hard to spell, let alone pronounce, I want to share with you our afternoon at a “Course Camarguaise” this past Sunday. But before I do I need to give […]
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