Officially organic

Going for organic certification We have been farming our vineyards organically since the we started in 2012. We have decided to make that official and have signed up with Ecocert, an organisation  that requires compliance with their standards for organic...

Bottling 2016 La Tasque

Bottling 2016 Syrah and Carignan We bottled our 2016 Syrah and 2016 Carignan yesterday, 2500 bottles in all. It was a small but perfectly formed vintage – our best yet we think. It needs more time to mature in bottle so it won’t be released until next...

2017 – Frost and fruit (or not)

2017  in the vineyard – highs and lows The morning of the 18th April was when the big frost hit the Languedoc. Not all vineyards were affected – it depended on topography but unfortunately our vineyards were badly hit. Within a couple of hours our vines...

Bottling

Bottling 2015 vintage We had a busy day on Tuesday, bottling our 2015 vintage. We made three wines in 2015, Domaine La Tasque  Carignan and a varietal Syrah. Also Tasque Grenache, which comes from a small vineyard of old vines which is owned by a friend of ours....

Fermentation

The grapes are gently fermenting in our new winery, pictured below just before harvest.   The colour extraction on the Carignan is superb. The photo below was taken the day after the harvest and the juice was already a deep, vivid pink. Now it is like ink and...