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Despite storm and frost

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:17:56 Europe/London

tour de belfort rose

Our new rosé has now arrived in the UK with the hope of sunny days and why not… ready for the mini heatwave promised by the weather forecast!

This is the rosé which nearly ended in disaster when we were struck with a major storm during the harvest. We only managed to save 1000 bottles.

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A Guide to Biodynamic

Monday, 15 May 2017 15:30:43 Europe/London

We have now been practicing biodynamic for over a year and are in the process of being certified by Demeter, which will add to our existing organic certification.

The health of our vineyard is improving naturally; its Biodiversity, soil fertility, crop nutrition, as well as its pest, weed, and disease management. The healthier the soil, the better the fruit - and as we always say: great fruit makes great wine!

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Our wines in Switzerland

Monday, 20 March 2017 15:20:43 Europe/London

Per Henrik ManssonPer- Henrik Mansson is a wine expert and was editor and journalist at “The Wine Spectator” for 17 years before opening his own restaurant in Val d’Illiez, Switzerland. Our wines are his “Coup de Coeur” (French for “love at first sight”) and we couldn’t resist meeting him around a glass of wine, Tour de Belfort of course!

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Pruning our vines

Monday, 13 March 2017 16:52:00 Europe/London

Tour de Belfort winter vineyard

Pruning starts in December at Tour de Belfort when our vines are dormant.

We start well ahead of the "official" historical start on 22nd January.

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Our summer guesthouses

Thursday, 2 February 2017 18:27:02 Europe/London

summer at the vineyard

Last summer seems far away, is it time to plan the next sunny one?

We hope you will be tempted to visit us in our beautiful Lot region and maybe stay in one of our guesthouses.

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Blending our 2016 vintage

Thursday, 2 February 2017 17:27:37 Europe/London

blend tasting Tour de Belfort

December at the vineyard is the moment when we taste our wines and decide on our future blends. The science is all in our taste buds and measuring glasses, so our team of great palates was all present for this delicate tasting: our Domain Manager, our oenologue adviser and our family.

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Guide Hachette 2017 : 2 stars

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 16:59:40 Europe/London

Guide Hachette Tour de Belfort Blanc

The year has started well for us with both our red and white Cuvée Classique wines being awarded two stars in the prestigious French Guide Hachette 2017.

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3 medals in 2016

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 18:09:42 Europe/London

tour de belfort medals

Each year we enter our Cuvee Classique wines to industry competitions and have successfully scooped 17 awards in the past six vintages. This year we have been awarded a medal from each competition entered. 

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From Organic to Biodynamic

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 15:47:08 Europe/London

biodynamic Tour de Belfort

When I shared the exciting news that our vineyard was adding “biodynamic” to “organic”, I was met by very surprised looks as to what that meant. This made me realise that 'biodynamic' is only exciting to a very small fan club as not many have heard about it.

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From flower to wine

Monday, 15 June 2015 10:18:48 Europe/London

vigne en fleurs

Summer officially begins on Sunday - and for us, back at our vineyard in France, it's an exciting time as we start our countdown to the harvest.

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