A beautiful old Grenache Gris vine with its twisted arms … Curiously pruned with a technique that’s halfway between the “gobelet” and the “Cordon de Royat”, almost as if those who preceded us with this vine had hesitated for a long time about it …
We too hesitated: in 1990, the ”gris” form of the Grenache had a really bad press. What wine were we going to make? And then, with this “mongrel” pruning, how many years would it take us to give the stocks a form that was more or less in proportion?
Let’s confess: we even thought about uprooting it. But each vine has its guardian angel: finally we pardoned it, and we made a sweet wine from it.