In this article, we continue our guide on the essential things you need to know about wine so you can don your expert’s hat with confidence. At your next tasting sessions, take pleasure in passing on this new-found knowledge which is sure to earn you some raised eyebrows of respect among your peers. Sound good to you? Then read on...
What qualities does this iconic grape variety offer? We've grown Syrah at our vineyards for many decades now, but what are its main characteristics? Just a couple of questions to help explain why this star of the Rhône Valley is an essential component in our red and rosé wines and how it still has a few tricks up its sleeve to delight us!
Last November, we wrote about how last spring was a particularly rainy one and how 2018 concluded in what the industry typically refers to as a ‘winegrowers’ year’. What this means is that the success of the harvest is really in the hands of the winegrowers, who need to be extra vigilant when tending to the vines and swift to respond when action is required. We are delighted to say that all their efforts paid off and last year was a superb millésime both for Maison Gabriel Meffre and all our winery’s winegrowing partners!
What is the meaning behind these terms? Forming part of our know-how, vinification and maturation are two essential aspects of the work we do. They allow us to create wines that respect Maison Gabriel Meffre's values. Our approach involves high standards, a search for quality and a lot of fine-tuning. Read on to find out more!
We will remember September 2018 for a long time to come! It was during this month that our winery earned ‘Level 4 – Exemplary’ certification, the highest rating given by the evaluation thereby marking an important milestone along our CSR journey. But don’t expect us to start kicking back. Buoyed by this latest nod of recognition, we will continue to stand as a point of reference for corporate social responsibility in our region.
The arrival of autumn brings with it one of nature’s finest delicacies, and you don’t have to be a mycologist to guess which one – the humble mushroom! Ceps, girolles, horns of plenty, all manner of shapes and sizes with their own wine to match!
Our passion for wine naturally starts in the vineyards where we are inspired by the viticultural heritage we are protecting every day. Because we want to share this enthusiasm that begins long before it reaches your glass, we thought it would be a good idea to explain what happens ‘backstage’. Today, we’re going to begin this behind-the-scenes tour looking at the role of the wine producer and the approach taken by our winery.
The arrival of summer is the start of the silly season when our social calendar fills up and evenings spent with friends are aplenty. This often equates to many more occasions to imbibe wine which are also a dream opportunity to share everything you have gleaned on this most social of beverages.
Read on for Gabriel Meffre’s top wine tips that will lift the veil on different aspects of the world of wine. Drop them into conversation at your next soirée and you will simply shine!
The Côtes du Rhône wine region is set on mythical terroirs on both banks of the river it is named after. The expertise and geographic characteristics of these wines are specific to each appellation in a strict pecking order. We know all too well that this ranking can be confusing to the uninitiated. To help you find your way through this hierarchy, let us shed some light on the subject!
May is the month when vine branches burst into growth, developing until flowering begins in June. To get the vines in the best possible condition, we rely on a few viticultural practices—suckering, disbudding and trellising. Explanations below!