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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Michel Redde et Fils and the spectacular Les Champs des Froids

Rocks removed from the vineyard (above and below)

In order to be able to plant the Reddes removed some massive rocks from the vineyard

Michel Redde et Fils has a new vineyard called Les Champs des Froids. In time this will be a new cuvée in their lieu-dit series. The vineyard, which is beside the road (D from Saint-Satur to the A77 is very decidedly planted on silex (flint) in parts there is virtually no soil just a mass of flints. The Reddes are planting the site in sections. Alain Cailbourdin and Benjamin Dagueneau also have vines here. 

Although the area is cold – hence the name Les Champs des Froid, the flint acts as a radiator providing heat for the vines and the grapes.

A mass of flints between the vines  (above and below)

Sébastien Redde points out the new plantings

The vineyard lies east of Sancerre and La Loire


1 comment:

George said...

Looks like the Reddes have had a lot of hard work. I hope it rewards them.