Tagged with "terroir"

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About Mirabeau – The short film version

We recently made this short video explaining how we swapped-out our lives in London in order to make wine in Provence. We also discuss how we go about making our award-winning wines and how we try to share this beautiful part of the world.

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Terroir Explained

Terroir is a term often hear in the wine world and none more so that when describing the differences between the many different wines of Burgundy. Here the President of Maison Louis Jadot, Pierre-Henry Gagey, gives us his unique interpretation.

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Tim Hanni MW on terroir and minerality in wine

Tim Hanni is a professionally-trained chef and a Master of Wine. He has been involved with wine and food education and research for over thirty-five years and has a unique perspective on food and wine. Here Stephen asks him his views on terroir and minerality in wine. This was anything but a typical reply.

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The meaning and relevance of terroir with Gavin Quinney

In this series of videos, Gavin Quinney (the English owner of Château Bauduc) discusses wines and winemaking in Bordeaux. Here Gavin explains what ‘terroir’ actually means and, far more importantly, he explains why it is so important in producing good quality grapes.

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A quick overview of the Bordeaux wine region with Gavin Quinney

In this series of videos, Gavin Quinney (the English owner of Chateau Bauduc) discusses wines and winemaking in Bordeaux. He here gives us a brief overview of the wines and regions of Bordeaux.

Angela

The significance of altitude to grape growing

The vineyards where the grapes for Mirabeau ar grown benefit from that fact that the vines are grown at relatively high altitudes (by Provence standards anyway). Here Angela Muir MW explains the importance of altitude and latitude in grape growing.

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Minerality in Wine

Wine people often refer to ‘minerality’ when describing the taste of wine and here Angela Muir MW explains her view on minerality and why it is so difficult to pin down.

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Why the age of vines is important with Justin Howard-Sneyd

Justin Howard-Sneyd is the Global Wine Director at Britain’s largest wine company, Laithwaites. Prior to that he was head wine buyer at Waitrose. He is a Master of Wine and winemaker and here he explains why the age of vines is important.

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The importance of terroir in Maury, Rousillon with Justin Howard-Sneyd

Justin Howard-Sneyd MW talks about how the unique terroir of Maury imparts special flavours into the wine.

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What does “terroir” actually mean

Terroir comes from the word terre “land” and is often used in wine circles and yet many think it is unique to the French. Here Angela Muir explains what it really means.