Everyone’s a winemaker in wine country, Domaine Christiane Chambeyron-Manin Côte Rôtie 2013

by  |  29-03-2018

The butcher I frequent in the next village over has a small quantity of wine that they make and sell directly in the shop, certified under DO Montsant. Distracted by cuts of meat and wondering what they may have hidden away in the back, I always forget to ask if it’s some small plot of grapes that the owner has and gets vinified at the local cooperative or it’s just some own label affair that they buy in. Either is a possibility. The truth is, at some point, people living in wine regions will often make wine in some form or another. Whether it’s me, just mucking about or a restaurant owner who made a wine in tribute to her husband’s passing. The basics of many wine are so incredibly simple that the temptation is always there and when surrounded by excellent fruit and trained enologists who can nudge you […]
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