Writing and winemaker interviews

Talking Bugey with Caroline Lededente

Posted by Joel Wright on

  We are delighted to start working with Caroline Ledédenté of Grain Par Grain. Based in Artemare, in the south of the Bugey region, she who works just two hectares of vineyards dotted around the area. In just her second vintage, she is producing wines of rare clarity, focus and finesse, with an energy that reflects her own.  You can read further background on Caroline and her work here, along with viewing the first wines released from the 2019 vintage, of which there are 14 different wines, the release of which will be staggered as the wines settle in I thought it...

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WINE TRIPS - Victor Blondin, Domaine De La Gapette, Beaujolais

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                            After a tip-off from a couple of our favourite Beaujolais producers, we went to see Victor back in 2018. Victor took over his vineyards in 2013, his cousin comes from a long line of growers and he was given the opportunity, despite little experience in the field (he has a doctorate in pharmacy). He started to forge his own path though, turning the vineyards to organics, certification coming in 2018 and in the same year he stopped adding sulfites altogether. Since he started he has been more and more...

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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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