Thursday, 21 January 2010

Very tired …

It’s early. Mobile bottling plant is here, truck with empty bottles is here, builders are here, architects are here, forklift won’t fit in the cellar, it’s raining … but I don’t care because the new Baron du Roussanne 2009 – which I saw by chance in the Barons vineyard last early September – after being loved and cared for, is now in bottle and tastes absolutely wonderful. And that’s what winemaking is all about!

The Chai has been buzzing all day:

Outside the bottling

The carpenters upstairs

The demolition downstairs

The Architect and Chief builders first site meeting

Today’s bottling is over and the cellar is crammed full and I am now on the long drive to Carcassonne to spend the next two days in checking and blending the wines at Domaine Lalande, Limoux and Maury.


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