Our Vineyard Manager explains in this video how we prune the vines at Château de Lacquy.
From November the sap goes back down into the roots, the leaves fall, and the vine then begins its winter sleep, its buds – already present for the next cycle – being dormant.
It’s time to grab your pruning shears and prepare the vine for its wake up. This essential work aims at limiting too much development of the vine, reducing the number of buds and therefore of bunches, and ensuring the good growth of the grapes.
At Château de Lacquy we use the “simple Guyot” method: we leave a long vine shoot (with 5 to 8 buds) and a spur (with two buds). The upper branch will form the wand and the lower branch the spur. This pruning system involves trellising.
CONCERT on Saturday AUGUST 20th, 2022 at 6 p.m., price €20, free for children under 18, free seating
4 p.m.: Visit of the cellar and tasting
6 p.m.: concert
La poésie au bout des doigts
© Lyodoh Kaneko
There are pianists whose touch reaches such a degree of finesse and expressiveness that it becomes almost legendary. Jean-Marc Luisada is certainly one of these: plunging into the heart of the intimacy of musical language as if to decipher the mysteries of the human soul, he takes us on this quest to the depths of our beings to share his perception with us. full of nuance and subtlety. An eminently charismatic and generous personality, sensitive as much as a poet, he gives us under his expert fingers a vibrant and inspired reading of Mozart’s famous Sonata Alla Turca. Next will come Chopin, of whom he is recognized as one of the most remarkable specialists of our time, and Schubert, to whom he has just devoted an album unanimously acclaimed by critics, confirming him among the highest figures of the romantic piano.
MOZART, Sonate” Marche turque” nᵒ 11 en la majeur
CHOPIN, Fantaisie opus 49
SCHUBERT, Sonate D.960
Reservations and full festival program here: https://assotaba.fr/musique-en-bas-armagnac-presentation/
Just launched and already awarded!
Our Bas Armagnacs Vintage 1991 and Blend 21 years have both won a gold medal at the famous IWSC competition in London, respectively with scores of 96 and 95 out of 100.
Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, the IWSC remains as relevant today as it did when wine chemist Anton Massel founded the original format back in 1969.
When Massel created the International Wine & Spirit Competition, his aim – as it remains to this day – was to reward excellence in drinks worldwide, ensuring recognition for the very best wines and spirits. The IWSC is proud to set the international benchmark for quality, standing out in the crowded world of drinks awards with hundreds of global experts – including buyers, producers, distillers, sommeliers, distributors and influencers – judging wines and spirits throughout the year.