Thursday, February 7, 2008

Gauloiseries (Bawdiness) - as per Marie Calvet

Don’t be mistaken, their are no bawdiness in this note, only the work started on the new cellar in Maury which reminds me of the comic strip “Astérix and Cleopatra”, which I read dozens of time. The size of the stones (2.10 m x 0.9 m x 0.6 m or 82.68 in x 35.43 in x 23.62 in), weighing 2.5 tons each (4630 lbs). The precision used to position them and impression of power and elegance they give inevitably make you think about the building of the pyramids. Don’t think I compare myself to Cleopatra, we have nothing in common (except the excessive length of our nose, I must admit…). In addition, the construction workers from Gonzales are not slaves being whipped and mal nourished. The opposite, they are enjoying working with different material than the usual sidings, cement blocks and single walls. It is a first time they put up stone blocks from the Gard. They are showing their expertise and incredible professionalism. It is comforting to know that you are surrounded by a serious and motivated group.
The first stone was placed on January 31. Today, 3 rows have been almost completed. Best
Marie Calvet.

Other than that, when I typed “notes Wine Spectator” on Google, what did I see? An ad to subscribe to Parker’s site!

In Holland, Ronald de Groot wrote a nice article and included tasting notes on a good number of wines from our potfolio.

Yesterday, telephone interview of Denis Herviet for Radio France Berry regarding an article published in the Revue du Vin de France where Mr Perrin wrote about expensive wine and 2007 Bordeaux.

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