We’re on the road in France, but wanted to share a few images before we head back to NYC.
Big thanks to the amazing growers and vignerons who have welcomed us into their homes!
Cecile Dusserre of Domaine de Montvac in Vacqueyras
Cécile Dusserre by Sylvie Fraissard
“2012 was an exceptional year with respect to both the weather during the growing season and the resulting quality of the wines,” writes Cécile Dusserre of Domaine de Montvac. Committed to the purity of her wines and to the preservation of the environment, Cecile practices organic agriculture without certification, banning the use herbicides or pesticides in the vineyard. “The notion of the terroir translates,” says Cécile. “The vineyard has roots which can go back to 50 or 60 inches below to get all the potential of the soil.”
Vinisud 2012. One of the most comprehensive and well organized wine expos.
We’ve just received a few photos from JP, who attended Vinisud 2012 this past week with Patrick (our French Portfolio Director) and our visionary leader, TEB. Hosted in Montpellier, France, Vinisud is a Mediterranean wines trade fair that features French producers from Lanquedoc, Roussillon, Provence, the Rhone Valley, Corsica and South-West, alongside wineries from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia, Turkey, Morocco and Algeria. As noted in the images below, Vinisud is also well attended by a number of our producers…
Born from an introduction that was arranged by Tom, Détente is old world meets new in the bottle. In 2008, Joey Tensley of Tensley Wines met Cécile Dusserre of Domaine de Montvac to create Détente, or “relaxation”, our original Trans-Atlantic blend of 50% Tensley Wines Colson Canyon Syrah and 50% Domaine de Montvac Vacqueyras Variation, Cécile’s top release.