Thursday, I leave for London with John to attend an event organized by Decanter in the Landmark Hotel and visit a few customers and prospects. I will be back on Sunday.
Tuesday, I spent 1 hour tasting samples of the best 2007 vats in order to put together the 1st wines of 2007: Valandraud, Clos Badon Thunevin et Virginie de Valandraud.
There will most likely be less Valandraud, but the batches can evolve before being released. Our best batches just finished their malolactics and were just racked. It is the first time that the wood is almost imperceptibly. This confirms the improvement of the barrels delivered by our suppliers and us adapting to the aromatic profile our customers are looking for.
According to Jean-Roger, Vinisud was a great success.