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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

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2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Friday, 25 September 2015

#2015Loire: news of Epeigné's sole grand cru – Clos Chossay


Brief update from here :

Sauvignon picked 14th September at 12.5%, low acidity – very ripe

Cot picked 21st September at 12.25%. Very ripe – some of the larger grapes had split but overall we found only 2 or 3 mouldy grapes which were rejected along with a scattering of unripe grapes. Pictures attached.

Cabernet Franc is currently at 10.5%. We’ll pick from 1st October. The 200m of netting is doing its job.

A lot of grapes so we’re maybe going to pass a hectolitre and a half for the first time !

 Destemming by hand – a lot of patience required...!

 Mark Robertson

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