After a very mild winter (with only 2 days with temperature below zero), Mother Nature woke up 3 weeks ahead of schedule making frost our biggest concern in the early spring. Following several weeks fully dedicated to manual pruning, our team is now busy tying up and disbudding the vines in order to ensure high quality raw material for the upcoming harvest. Despite heavy rainfall at the end of the winter and in the early spring, our vineyard is very healthy.
We also took advantage of the sunny days to plant 2 hectares of Rolle (better known as Vermentino) and Carignan, 2 flaships in Corbières blends that were missing in our wines till then. Rainy periods made the planting harder than expected and compelled us to postpone it by several days, the soil being too wet, but everything went back to normal eventually.
Last but not least, we are happy to let you know that we are currently finalising the purchase of a 2 hectare vineyard neighbouring the estate. Located on the upper terraces of the Orbieu river, this plot is planted with old vines Carignan and Grenache grown on limestone and schist soils. These 50 year old vines will allow us to keep broadening our knowledge of our terroir.