Producing good fruit precedes making good wine I was reading a blog article recently where the author had interviewed a number of seasoned winemakers about what they predicted was coming next in the Australian wine production business. As I read the article, a common theme was emerging. A theme that had me worried
“Aaah Monsieur Stannard bonjour” beamed a Councillor as I entered into the Secretary of the Mayor’s office – the seat of power in our small commune of Cardan, Bordeaux. I certainly appreciate being treated as an equal local member of the community. It feels special and not something I guess that every other business locally
Micro-climate is the local atmospheric or weather conditions that exist in and around a particular block of vines or other geographic area. Micro-climates can vary even within a few tens of meters. In a vineyard, conditions in the middle of even a single vineyard block depend on different vegetation bordering the block, water drainage conditions
It may just be me but it seems that the Bordeaux wine media has been remarkably quiet on the prospective Bordeaux Vintage 2016 vintage. Maybe this is just a calmer reaction following a generally successful and much publicised 2015 vintage, which followed several less good overall vintages. Or perhaps after such a good hot summer, a
Beautiful ripe Cabernet Franc fruit ready to harvest in Bordeaux. Times change, tastes and trends change but quality always shines through. Cabernet Franc is exactly that kind of red wine grape varietal. Its success and brilliance is more often hidden from public view – masked by the modesty of the grape variety itself.
We are proud and excited to this week announce that Paradise Rescued has been awarded its first wine medal! Our first ever vintage and wine Cloud9 2010 Bordeaux 100% Cabernet Franc has just been awarded a Bronze Medal at the 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition. MIWC 2016 Bronze Medal Winner - Paradise Rescued 2010
“How’s it going in Paradise?” is one of the most asked questions that I receive. As always, thank you, we love the question and there is no better way to answer than to write a mid-season Vine2Wine vineyard review. So here goes….. Taste Test - Paradise Rescued B1ockOne Cabernet Franc 2014. Superb! 2015
From what I can see and hear, there are some pretty big smiles around the Bordeaux vineyards at present as winemakers and wineries start to appreciate their successes from the 2015 season. For many Bordeaux wine businesses, this has been their first big success since 2010, with each intervening season having presented its own series