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Wednesday, 03 June 2015 14:00

May Madness, 2015!

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Written by Ruth Simpson
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May Madness, 2015!   May is always a busy month at Sainte Rose and this year has been no exception!  In the vineyards the vines are growing at an exceptional rate, the canopy filling out to create a pale green fringe along the rows.  The trellising wires need to be raised to keep up with the rate of growth and the shoots at the foot of the vine need to be removed so that all the energy goes up the trunk to the tiny beginnings of the bunches of grapes that are forming at the fruit wire.  The weeds are…
Monday, 26 January 2015 08:31

New Year 2015

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New Year 2015!   Happy new year to you all!  Sainte Rose has had a busy start to the year, with a bottling in week 2, new plantation in week 3 and pruning continuing apace.  There are new destinations for tasting events on the horizon in the first quarter of the year and the release of a new 2013 Reserve Method Traditional Sparkling wine imminent!   Our first bottling of the year saw more of our fabulous 2014 Coquille d’Oc Rosé going into bottle.  This dangerously drinkable rosé is already gracing the shelves of Waitrose stores in the UK and…
Monday, 08 September 2014 12:59

Storms during harvest!

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Storms during harvest-Update!   09:00h, Friday 3 October 2014, Domaine Sainte Rose-  Update!   There has been a lot of publicity about the severe storms that have lashed the Languedoc over the past 3 weeks. Worst hit has been the eastern side of the department of the Herault, with particularly striking flooding images of the centre of Montpellier. For those vignerons and producers who had not finished harvesting and those who had not even begun it has been a hugely stressful period!   At Sainte Rose we were incredibly lucky to have all of our grapes harvested well before the…
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