Well before the sun emerges on the horizon, grape pickers are already walking up and down the rows of vines. It is chilly. The Verdejo grapes will be harvested quickly to protect them from the heat – September 2019 is still hot. The clusters are picked by hand and placed in crates to avoid crushing them. In one short morning, the grapes are pressed and put into tanks in the winery.
Welcome to Johanna, winemaker Harvest 2019 at Château Cicéron.
She is in charge of the vinification of the four grape varieties of the Jardin des Vignes Rares.
The defining feature of the vintage is extreme weather, and the likelihood is that this could be replicated in years to come. The severity and permanence of drought are game changers. The industry’s forthcoming plans will involve rapidly reviewing appellation rules, to include
- A revised, modernised and suitable varietal range.
- Appropriate and imaginative vineyard management methods.
- Drip irrigation - a supply of water is becoming essential for the vine’s evaporation cycle to occur.
Das Languedoc ist Frankreichs Weinbaugebiet Nummer eins – nach Menge. Noch vor 20 Jahren wurde das Potenzial der charakterstarken Terroirs kaum ausgeschöpft. Jetzt krempeln engagierte Winzer die Region um.
Renaissance Cicéron Sauvignon wine is now part of the Collection IGP Pays d'Oc White Wines 2019.
Candide 2017 selected in the TOP 100 2019 London Wine Fair. The Top 100 Languedoc-Roussillon / Sud-Ouest Sud de France, a competition specific to the British market, has become a reference today.
Gold Medal for our wine Reserve Champ des Nummus 100% Chardonnay in AOP Limoux, at the famous wine contest Concours des Grands Vins du Languedoc Roussillon.
Gold medal for our new Belles du Sud Blanc de Blancs Ciceron at Wine Contest Feminalise Paris !
Charlotte presents you our first bottling Verdejo Wines at Chateau Ciceron. The "Jardin de Vignes rares" is part of the innovation policy that I impulse both in the house of trade and in our vineyards: working for sustainable viticulture, taking into account environmental issues...