2023: Taking the Bull by the Horns
In our Bordeaux vineyards, 2023 began with rain, and that was very reassuring! The legendary drought of 2022 was still on everyone’s minds, and the 500 millimeters of water we received between the end of the harvest and spring did our reserves a world of good.
In each issue's 'assemblage' section, we compose a blend of shorter snippets relating to the theme.
The Bodies behind the Body
The weight-lifting phrase épaulé jeté, in English ‘clean and jerk’, or more literally in French, ‘shouldered-throw’, became immortalised in the oenological sense by the illustrator Michel Tolbert whose iconic posters for Catherine & Pierre Breton’s Bourgeiul and Chinon estate are now replicated in wine bars across the world.
Race Day: The Châteaux Triathlon
Unity – and fierce competition – between the Domaines
The French teams at Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite embody the family spirit – in blood, sweat and tears. We’ve brought you some snippets, from an extraordinary day at Lafite.
Micro-Cosmic: The Hidden Universe Beneath Our Feet
Digging deep to meet our vineyard’s smallest and most powerful allies.