Usually, vinification and ageing processes happen in stainless steel or concrete vats and oak. But in recent years, this 8,000 years-old technique has (re)appeared in many wineries. Journey to the land of the terracotta. Far from being a new technique, the use of amphorae is a method dating back to the roman era. They are made of clay, come … Continue reading Terracotta amphorae
Beat the heat with a refreshing glass of rosé! But how's this pink wine actually made? By blending red and white wines? Nooooo...😝! Well... it can eventually be a blend but let me explain the different methods. Direct pressing After harvest the red grapes are crushed and pressed gently. The juice is immediately collected without … Continue reading Rosé winemaking process
To be very honest with you, I always had a certain prejudice for biodynamic or natural wines. Most of them get funky very easily and you really don’t know what to expect when opening a bottle. I once tasted 2 bottles, from the exact same batch and they had NOTHING in common. So yes, I … Continue reading No sulfites but not funky either!
"High altitude" has become a buzz word in the world of fine wine in the past few years. Many producers are now promoting their vines, planted at breathtaking heights above sea level. But how does altitude impact the wine and what element does it add to your favourite beverage? Altitude wines decrypted. Let start the journey in … Continue reading High altitude wines