Archive for novembre, 2017

 

SOUTH WEST FRANCE: WINE REGION OF THE YEAR by Wine Enthousiast 2017 wine star award

vendredi, novembre 17th, 2017

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 » …For its wide range of wines and styles, combined with improved quality and innovative marketing that’s increased sales throughout the U.S. and world, Wine Enthusiast is delighted to name Southwest France as its Wine Region of the Year. —Roger Voss  » more on winemag

We are very happy that the prestigeous Wine Enthousiast magazine has awarded the Wine Star for the South West region. It recognizes the unique character of the grape varieties and the success of the wines with US consumers.Côtes de Gascogne appellation represents 30% of the South West France wines. Mainly white, easy to drink and pleasure giving wines, they attract the young generation of US consumers.

Domaine de l’Herré is now N°3 in Côtes de Gascogne among more than 1000 producers. Their wines under « LA GALOPE » or « HERRE » brand names are already distributed in 30 american states.

2017 HARVESTS : GASCONY, PROVENCE & DOURO

vendredi, novembre 17th, 2017

The 2017 year has been complicated for the wine production in Europe because the late frosts and the summer drought. We were very lucky not to suffer from the April frosts thanks to the good exposure of our vineyards located on hillsides and not at the bottom of valleys where the very cold weather did a lot of damages.

Concerning the drought, we took the right decision to harvest much earlier than in 2016, 15 days for France and 30 days for Portugal.This allowed us to harvest grapes with beautifull aromas but with volumes less than 10% compared to previous year.

Domaine de l’Herré Gascony  2017 harvest

VENDANGES GASCOGNE 2017

On august 24th, 15 days earlier than in 2016, the harvest started with the sauvignon blanc, then continued with chardonnay, colombard ugni-blanc and finally ended october 12 with the gros manseng. Our vines benefited from abundant rains before the grapes start to ripen, which allowed then to grow well and to avoid the stress caused by the lack of water.
Having tasted the first wines, we are extremely confident for the 2017 vintage, which offers intense aromas such as citrus and exotic fruits, created by the mix of cool and warm weather  during the summer. (suite…)