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April 06, 2008

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Vinama

Hi,

I just wanted to let you know that I am reading your blog since a couple of weeks and your pictures are really great ( your stories as well of course ).

regards,

Vinama
My wineblog: http://vinama.skynetblogs.be/

Brooklynguy

Hi Bert,

Great post. I wonder why no one has imported these wines to the US. Seems like a natural match for Dressner, for example. Did you happen to ask them why they don't have a US importer?

Pat B

Bert,
Those are really wonderful pictures inside the cave. The old casks, the moldy bottles, and the cave walls all give such a great atmosphere. Nice work. I wish I could taste the wine.

Steve L.

Great post--a top ten entry! (Now, about that tax rate--54%?!)

ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING WINE BLOGS I'VE SEEN IN THE PAST YEARS. GREAT STORIES AND GREAT PHOTOS. I DON'T KNOW ANY OTHER WINE RELATED WEB SITE WITH BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY, YOU WONDERFULLY SURPRISED THE TERROIRS OF THE WORLD. GREAT POSTS. ALL OF THEM.

CHIP

Bertrand

Thank you, Vinama, and to the other commenters for the comments!
Brooklynguy : if I remember, they told me that they had some contacts with some Americans but that it didn't materialize. Even though they have a small output, there should be room for some export there.
Steve : Yep ! the French state pumps out 54,5% of France's GDP, a record in Europe shared with Denmark and Sweden, compared with an average of 40% in developped countries, and 36% in the US... See on this page (in French) the compared-rates graphic (bottom) on "dépenses publiques rapportées au PIB" :
http://www.institut-entreprise.fr/fileadmin/Docs_PDF/travaux_reflexions/Fiscalit_/Art_Leherissel_0306.pdf

MrTaz

Bert,
I've been enjoying your blog for about a year now. Unfortunately I found it AFTER my last trip to France :(
I just want to tell you that the photos on this post are particularly beautiful. So evocative, with a clear sense of place (can photos express their terroir?). The first one here is especially beautiful. How did you light it and shoot it? It looks like natural lighting, but that would have required a long exposure.
Keep up the beautiful and informative work.

Bertrand

Thank you, Mr Taz! Natural lighting only (natural, vintage electric-lighting of course).
I don't remember the speed but it was something like 1/15 or 1/8. I like to shoot with slow speeds even if I get occasional blurred pictures. They didn't freeze for me anyway. They were concerned about the dog who was sick that day. Jerome had to drive it to the veterinary clinic that very day.

Jayson Bryant

What a beautiful story on how wine should be made with passion and patience rather than the industrial juice that we are being exposed to by new world producers.

Felipe Mendez

Just beautiful.
This post. The whole blog.
Thanks a lot

Greg Roberts

Fantastic post, I picked up a bottle of Les Roches 2004 today at Caves Augé in Paris today. As I've been enjoying it I was looking for information on the wines. Thanks for this. Great photography as well. I always have trouble getting decent pics in the caves I visit with the poor lighting.

Francisco Bosco

I bought a magnum of 2000 les roches at cave st aubin in Angers the past month, I still remember the taste in my mouth, I am leaving Loire to go to Italy on Sunday and Im getting depressed to leave natural wine World... This has been a dream and a grat school

Viva Chile y el vino natural, aunque no exista mas que uno en chile, y con sulfitos aunque poco....

Felix Anker Klein

Hey !

Any info on the white wines?

I just bought a Les Roches Chinon - Chenin Blanc 2004 in Paris, and now its safe in my "winecellar" (fridge)

Best Regards
Mr. Felix Anker Klein

Felix Anker Klein

The guy in the winestore said that it still needed time on the bottle, and that it could be stored for 10 years atleast....

Any obections ?

Felix

Bertrand

Sorry, I didn't taste the white lately.
Chenin Blanc is a long-keep wine and I think this one should stand the years well too. Keeping a wine 10 years is always a challenge but usually when the wine is well done, naturally fermented, it behaves well even if it changes along the years. Drink some bottles after 2 or 3 years maybe to check.

kingsley

hi,i am kingsley i have red through your blog and i am so impress with the pictures and the sight of your wine vine yard. please i like to know more about your wine and their classes and difference. i like you to mail me via email address. kc.ogbede@hushmail.com all about your wine thanks best regards

Christian LAPAQUE

I am enjoy to see your "emphaty" for LENOIR'vine.
I think that this vine is the best exemple of "vin de paysan" that I know.
christian.lapaque@wanadoo.fr


Erik De keersmaecker

I had the 1990 yesterday in a no-fuzz restaurant in Brussels, Chez Mac Coiffeur pour Hommes, and it was absolutely brilliant. Thanks for this fantastic article, it added another level to my experience. When are you coming o Brussels ? Interesting places there too, you know.

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