And if 2019 was the Dream? The Year?

And if 2019 was the Dream? The Year?

By Mounir Saouma I am the person who refuses to comment vintages before end of malolactic, which is 18 months after harvest, but we are living something exceptional this Year here between Burgundy and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and i would like to share with you. We had lot of rain early in the season, impossible to spray or work the soil, Than we had 5 months of no rain, very very dry. But vineyard did not stop living and working, new baby leaves, almost no any sign of water stress, this was the first Surprise,…Read more
The fall and rise of Garnacha in Aragon?

The fall and rise of Garnacha in Aragon?

By Norrel Robertson  As I write the 2014 harvest in Aragon is drawing to a close for what has been an up and down vintage where we have seen possibly the largest quantity of Garnacha in Spain since the 2004 vintage. Quality is likely to be determined by those who were brave enough to drop crops before veraison and to avoid the risk of disease, especially botrytis, which attacks over cropped, tight and compact bunches that Garnacha produces when intervention is eschewed in favour of kilos. For many producers, growers and wineries this has…Read more