Writing and winemaker interviews

Grower Profile: Laurent Saillard

Posted by Joel Wright on

Winemakers are like story tellers, they tell the story of the land they live on, they tell the story of their life, it's their way of communicating with the world.

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Winemaker Profile: Côme Isambert

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t s funny, but I never "learnt" to make natural wines or ciders, I just tried it knowing what I like and what I dislike!

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Grower Profile: François Saint-Lô, Rue Des Belles Caves, Berrie, Loire

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Adding sulphur locks your wine at a precise moment, like a photography, so you do lock some aromas, and kill others. In the end, natural wine just feels so more lively. It shines better.

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Checking in with Brendan Tracey.

Posted by Joel Wright on

What was the first natural wine you tasted that moved you, made you think about learning to make wine this way ? Actually two wines:For white wine it was « La Frileuse 2007 », 100% Romorantin variety, made by the Puzelat brothers at Clos du Tue Boeuf, in the Sologne village Les Montils, near Cour-Cheverny. For red wine it was, « Je bois du Vin de Table, même quand il n'y a pas de table 2007 ». It was a Pineau d'Aunis 100 %, made by Pascal Simonutti at La Galetière, Touraine-Mesland. In your first few vintages what lessons did...

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