What is minerality in wine?

13th August 2013By Julian FaulknerGrandcros, Jules, Winocracy No Comments

There was a very interesting article in the RVF last month about minerality. It questions the popular notion that minerality is actually the taste of minerals in the wine and come from deep roots that are in contact with the bedrock from which it extracts the unique minerals therein. To my knowledge, it is the … Read More

First medals for 2012 vintage are in!

13th April 2013By Julian FaulknerGrandcros, Jules No Comments

Gold Medal for l’Esprit de Provence white at the Concours des Vins de Macon Silver Medal for l’Esprit de Provence Rosé at the Concours des Vins de Macon Silver medal for the Jules rosé AOC and Domaine rosé at the Concours des Vignerons Indépendants Philosophically I don’t like wine compétitions because the medals just reflect … Read More

win-win deal with our wooly friends

13th February 2013By Julian FaulknerGrandcros No Comments

We posted this photo in our winter email and some of you were intrigued about how the sheep help us prune the vines. It was joke, but they do help us in removing weeds and grass which they turn into nutrients back into the soil when they poo. Sustainable practises are win-win. We only have … Read More