Wine Snoop Report

Grape news from Le Clos de Caveau

Up in Vaqueyras, Henri Bungener, proprietor of Le Clos de Caveau, reported that the vineyard is back on track for the usual mid-September harvest. The warm spring, a harbinger of a slightly earlier harvest, was offset by a cool July.
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Lots of good wine in little Cotignac

ots of wine news in the little village of Cotignac, in the heart of the Var. Rosé country, this is. Les Vignerons de Cotignac, the local cooperative dating back to 1967, is currently undergoing a complete transition to organic agricultural and winemaking practices. A cuvée called Douceur
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Sparkling rosé from Côtes de Provence

Over in Côtes de Provence, the snoops are hearing buzz about a movement to create a new denomination focusing on “sparkling rosés” from Côtes de Provence. The method of fermentation differs from that that is used in Champagne. There’s growing
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