This page covers current events at the estate. Current events of course entail ups and downs in what is going on at the estate. You will also find news of the grape harvest, distillation, information on the vines, the environment, updates on our clientele, on new markets and new countries. Current events also include concerts organised on our grounds, the arrival of the wood pigeons, the appearance of the very first cèpes (boletus mushrooms), the happy mood of our bees… and generally speaking all kinds of information that lets our friends from around the world know what is going on at the estate just now – in other words, sharing insights and information that let our friends dream away and escape to our beloved part of France.
What a year ! We have a special thought for our dear customers, restaurateurs and hoteliers, who have lived through a dark year.
The climate of the year was also atypical: it fell in 1 year 1300 mm of water, nearly a third more than a normal year, but in only three violent episodes. The winter was very mild and dry, with high temperatures from March-April. We suffered a slight frost at the end of April which mainly affected the Colombards, but without consequences on the quality of the wines. Considerable rains fell throughout the region in mid-April, with 200 mm in two days in Lacquy! Then the weather turned fine and it hardly rained until October, with a very hot summer which resulted in grills on the berries facing west. The harvest began very early at the beginning of September with Folles-blanches of exceptional quality, then the Colombards at the end of September and finally the Baco in October. Perfect alcohol and acidity levels.
The distillation began on November 9 and lasted 3 weeks.
We had the pleasure to receive a silver medal in London (IWSC) for the 2005 and to have our Hors d’Âge (USA market) ranked in the 100 best spirits in the world by the Ultimate Challenge Spirit in New York .