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Vine2Wine – Magic Merlot Miracle

Last week we brought you the update on Cloud9 Cabernet Franc. This week we will look at Merlot! The Hourcat Centre story is a modern Magical Merlot Miracle! It is less than two years ago that we were lucky enough to be able to purchase the Hourcat Centre block comprising a 1/10th hectare block of […]

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Vine2Wine – Cloud9 2013 Bouncing forward now..

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] It has been a remarkable two plus weeks here in Cardan and I thought we would  take a couple or more blog posts to explain what’s happening in each if the […]

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Vine2Wine – Fast forward to summer!

It’s always great to be back writing a Vine2Wine blog post again and sharing the news from Cardan with you. When we last wrote some lines from the vineyard, we were all excited with the prospect of what spring was about to deliver! Well let’s fast forward…. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” […]

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Vine2Wine: Paradise springs into life!

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] We love it! As always….. The most common questions we receive from friends, fans and customers is “How’s it going in Cardan” “What’s the news from France” “How is vintage 2012 […]

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Optimism, pessimism or realism?

We have a lot of media happening at the moment and sadly not enough time to translate it into French. But we will get there for our French friends too!! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] If […]

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Vine2Wine: Halfway to harvest? All the news…

Next Saturday will be the 6 month anniversary of our 2012 harvest at Cardan! Yes really! And to celebrate that success and the continued good progress of our Cloud9 Cabernet Franc and “C-3” Cabernet Merlot in the winery, we are proud to make this a vlog and launch a new video “Harvest Success in Paradise”, […]

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Vine2Wine: Cloud9 2012 now in oak, tastes amazing

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] A quick blog this week to give you the good news that the 2012 Cloud9 Cabernet Franc has now been run off in barrels…and to our nice surprise we fully filled […]

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Vine2Wine: Explaining “terroir”!

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] I just couldn’t stop myself writing about this topic as it is possibly the most misunderstood and misused word or excuse in the wine world. I can’t believe the number of […]

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Vine2Wine: CabMerlot, a new wine is born

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Where do we start? This is a very open blog…even more open than our usual high standards. In fact it’s probably more of a discussion! During the recent (too short) visit […]

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Vine2Wine: Vintage 2012 – a Cloud9 tradition begins?

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Winter in Bordeaux is not always great for the weather but we need a cold period to divide the seasons and set up the next vintage. Cold is positive! And so […]

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