Dégustation de vin • Hello vous ! Vous connaissez l’atelier delhaize ? Il se situe près de la Toison d’Or et vous pouvez y faire toutes sortes de workshops autour de leurs produits. J’ai d’ailleurs été à une dégustation de vin la semaine passée. Gros coup de cœur pour le Chablis et pour les vins @altanodouro 🍷 Vous pouvez trouver tous leurs ateliers sur leur site. #atelierdelhaize#altanodouro#chablis#degustationdevin#cookwithelsa
🇫🇷Merci aux Vignerons de Castillon pour cette dégustation à domicile et les 2h que vous nous avez consacrées, entre un bébé qui vocalise et 2 chiens qui reclament toute l'attention du monde. Merci de votre patience, de votre savoir-faire et de votre disponibilité! Une bien belle soirée 😊
🇬🇧Thank you to the wine makers of Castillon for bringing the tasting to my house and the 2 hours you spent with us, with a babbling baby and 2 dogs whose goal is to be the centre of attention. Thank you for your patience, your expertise and your availability! A great night indeed 😊
Today we had a lovely visit at Chateau La Commanderie in Pomerol! This 6ha estate was bought by a couple from Beijing back in 2013 for €8 million (source Decanter), an additional €2 million was invested in renovating the property and building the new winemaking facilities.
The one-block vineyard is planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The oldest vines are 60 years old. In 2018, 30% of the grapes was lost due to the mildew. In 2017 they lost a small part of the grapes to the frost, mainly from the plots used for the second wine.
Harvest is done by hand using 20 pickers. The Merlot is picked in 2 days and the Cabernet Franc takes 0.5 days. The grapes are destemmed followed by three sortings; vibrating sorting table, density bath and manual sorting. The density bath is new from the vintage 2018, in the past an optical sorter has been used. The grapes are filled into the stainless-steel vats using gravity. After the alcoholic fermentation the wine that will be used for the first wine is move to barrels for the malolactic fermentation, the wine that will become the second wine stays in the stainless-steel vats. The first wine is aged in 15 months in a mix of new barrels and barrels that have been used for one previous vintage. The second wine is aged 12 months in a part of new barrels and barrels that has been used for 1 or 2 previous vintages.
The annual production is 25’ bottles: 15’ of Chateau La Commenderie and 10’ of Esprit de La Commenderie. The first vintage produced by the current owners was 2013, from that vintage Chateau La Commenderie gets a new figure on the label for each vintage.
We got to try a pre-blend of Chateau La Commenderie 2017 and Esprit de La Commenderie 2017 which will be bottled in June.
1/3 of the production is sold to China, 2/3 is sold in France and the rest of Europe.