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The winery

Making our whites and rosés involves first of all gently pressing the grapes in an airbag press, but only gently so as to avoid releasing any unripe green or coarse flavours harboured in the skins. Similarly, this avoids the decrease in a wine's natural acidity as its...

The vineyard

The soils: after years of keeping the bare ground weed-free using tractors and herbicides, we eventually realised that the soils were becoming infertile which meant that in order to continue to harvest the same amount of grapes, or indeed less, we had to use much more...