Best wishes for 2019

2017 was the year of the frost; 2018 the year of mildew. Domaine de Valmengaux suffered fortunately limited consequences. We feel especially lucky hail did not hit our vines while it destroyed many plotss few kilometers from Vérac. We eventually harvested really nice grapes : 2018 vintage should be magnificient!

2019 should bring us some surprises, some positive, some nasty. We can alrealdy announce that we will complete the vines planting at Domaine de Valmengaux. We will be able to offer you new wines (including one white cuvée) from 2021.

To all of you, Domaine de Valmengaux’ friends and wines lovers, we wish a happy 2019 year, made of nice projects and only positive surprises!

Share this:

Wine fairs by end 2018: where you can taste Valmengaux wines

3 wine fairs where you can meet us and taste Domaine de Valmengaux wines:

You will have the opportunity to taste our 2 last 2016 vintage wines, “Valmengaux” and “Valmengaux en Jarre”, but also previous vintages.

Invitations on request at welcome@vlmgx.com

See you soon!

Share this:

Very promising harvest for 2018 vintage

Crates full of cabernet

Harvest time! The fruits of the 2018 campaign were hand-picked on September 20 (Merlot) and 29 (Cabernet). After a difficult year (until mid-July) because of mildew, 2018 offered us beautiful harvest under the sun. The vats have welcomed rich grapes, colorful but with a nice acidity. The vintage should therefore give us well-balanced wines – I do not like this term because it often means average level in every component of the wine therefore a lack of personality which is really not the case here. Something between 2015 and 2016 … 2 very great vintages. The alchemy of fermentations and ageing must then operate to confirm these promises.

Thanks to the harvesters, especially Gwen, Béa, Valérie, Marie, Gaël, Lionel, Michel, Stephane, Pierre, François, Dany but also Gaby, Lili and Zoé for the hand-destemming of cabernet grapes!

Share this:

After RAW: UK votes “YES” for Valmengaux!

Several UK bloggers talked or wrote about Valmengaux after RAW London last March. They said Valmengaux is the new Bordeaux generation!

  • Here, about jar/amphora wines and there, among other wineries
  • 2 videos: here (starting at 2:00 ) and there

Last but not least, 2 really nice London citizens came to visit Valmengaux. They were (and still are) on a motorcycle wine trip though France, Italy and Croatia (“the Grape Escape”!). A sourcing trip indeed as they plan to open a nature wine bar in East London and import those wines in UK. A nice adventure for them too and a great encounter they recounted here and there. To be continued…

Share this:

London calling! RAW WINE FAIR (11 & 12 March)

Coming after La Rochelle, and before Vinexpo Hong Kong (end May), RAW WINE London.

What’s RAW WINE? More than just a wine fair (several indeed: London, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin), it’s a plateform that promotes “clean” wines: natural, organic and biodynamic wines. In other words, authentic wines from low-intervention growers – just what’s necessary to express the terroir. This RAW WINE co-founder video explains that clearly.

So, RAW WINE London 2018, it’s 150 growers from all around the world and, guess what, Valmengaux is one of them. RAW WINE London welcomes the wine and food trade, the press and the general public. The fair is held at The Store Studios, 180 The Strand (London). Come to see us and taste tons of good and sometimes surprising wines.

NB: fair opened to general public only on Sunday. No direct sale

Share this: