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New vintage means new blends!

HORAIRES DU CAVEAU

9 octobre au 15 octobre

Le caveau sera fermé toute la semaine !

HORAIRES DU CAVEAU
16 octobre au 5 novembre 2023

En raison des Salons des Vins auxquels nous participons dans différentes régions de France, les jours et horaires d'ouverture seront restreints jusqu'à début décembre. Nous vous remercions pour votre fidélité et votre compréhension.

  • mardi 17/10 et mercredi 18/10 = 10h00 - 12h30 / 14h00 - 18h30
  • mercredi 25/10 =  10h00 - 12h30 / 14h00 - 18h30
  • jeudi 2/11 et vendredi 3/11 = = 10h00 - 12h30 / 14h00 - 18h30

HORAIRES DU CAVEAU
6 novembre au 3 décembre 2023

En raison des Salons des Vins auxquels nous participons dans différentes régions de France, les jours et horaires d'ouverture seront restreints jusqu'à début décembre. Nous vous remercions pour votre fidélité et votre compréhension.

  • du 6 au 10 novembre / lundi au vendredi de 10h00 - 12h30 / 14h00 - 18h30
  • mercredi 15 /11 =  14h00 - 18h30 / jeudi 16/11 = 10h00 - 12h30 / 14h00 - 18h30
  • du 20  au 24 novembre / lundi au vendredi de 10h00 - 12h30 / 14h00 - 18h30
  • mercredi 29/11 =  10h00 - 12h30 /14h00 - 18h30 / jeudi 30/11 = 10h00 - 12h30 / 14h00 - 18h30

HORAIRES DU CAVEAU - BOUTIQUE

5 au 22 décembre - mardi au samedi -  10h00 - 12h30 / 14h00 - 18h30

HORAIRES DU CAVEAU - BOUTIQUE

 23 décembre au 2 janvier - Nous sommes fermés pour congés - Retrouvez nous le 3 janvier 2024

Bonnes Fêtes de Noël et du Nouvel An !

Like every year, the end of the alcoholic fermentation, which we recently saw, gives way to the tasting of each of the vats for new blends for a new vintage! The 2022 vintage, which turned out to be rich in sunshine.

The heart of the blends

Do you remember how the blends are made? We explained everything in detail last year in a previous article.

A reminder. A blend can be made from different grape varieties or from different parcels of the same grape variety. The main aim of the blending is to find the best possible balance and a beautiful taste harmony.

To do this, our cellar master will take a sample from each vat and each cask, 24 different wines. During the tasting, each of them will be tasted before starting the blending. You will then need a measuring cylinder to determine the percentage of each wine that will make up the future vintages. Several trials will be carried out before the right formula is found!

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After that, the work of the cellar master is crucial! He will have to make the assemblies at actual size in the containers of the cellar (stainless steel vats, concrete vats, wooden tuns). A step that requires know-how and precision because you must not make mistakes about the quantities seen during the tasting.

Teamwork

The tasting and blending stage in the test tube will take place with our oenologists Diane and Nicolas in addition to our cellar master Franck, and our salesman, Sylvain. It is important that each of these people is present as they all play an important role in the making and marketing of wine.

Diane and Nicolas know every detail of the wines and are able to project the potential of a wine in relation to its aroma.

Franck is in charge of producing the wine throughout the year, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. Together with our vineyard worker, they carry out all the stages of production.

As for Sylvain, he is in charge of marketing the product. He is in daily contact with our private and professional customers and knows the expectations of each of them.

The cuvée of the 2022 vintage

From spring onwards, you will of course be able to find our three vintages “Les Grenaches“, “Les Parcelles” and “Linium” in the 2022 vintage. But as you can imagine, we still have some surprises in store for you.

The 2022 vintage will announce the great return of a mythical cuvée that some of you know and impatiently await, as well as a brand new cuvée (revelation: orange in colour) that will be born at Domaine de Soustres!

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