Among the most passionately committed practitioners of bio-dynamic and organic winemaking we work with are Christine and Eric Saurel of Montirius
in the Southern Rhône. Their website, though still only in French, gives plenty of detail and photos about what's involved in their work from year to year. I would suggest you give their Vacqueyras
serious consideration, especially if you are in the habit of buying Châteauneuf-du-Pape without looking at its less costly but equally delicious neighbours. I am sorry to say it's very difficult to correspond with our suppliers as often as we'd like, and Mrs Saurel has rapped my knuckles more than once about this. I'm hoping the Saurels will sign up as contributing members of this blog, and then we can at least stay in touch that way...
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