On The Road
Welcome to On The Road. An ongoing report of our extensive travels and visits with our producers in France, Italy, Germany, and beyond.
By the time we had arrived at the estate, harvest had just finished. Some of the reds were still macerating in tank; the whites had already been pressed and were fermenting nicely.
This year the focus was on his Patrimonio wines as these were the parcels that produced the best yields and quality of fruit. Mildew was a big problem in his parcel that is used for Tranoï blanc, and birds all but decimated the fruit that survived. This was also a problem in his parcel of grenache which saw a 50% decrease in yields. He admitted to missing some opportunities to combat the mildew as he is still slowly taking over all viticulture at the estate from his father, but that what he was able to save is great fruit. All in all, Thomas was happy with the vintage and is very confident that the wines will be fantastic.