When to harvest?

The decision when to harvest the grapes is vitally important. The links to the videos below explain how to assess grape ripeness. It’s not just about sugar levels, but flavour and tannin ripeness too. And don’t forget to look at the colour of the pips!...

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...

Pruning

Pruning Syrah Started pruning the Syrah today. Sunny with a light breeze so perfect weather for it. So nice that the ladybirds ventured out too.

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....