Grape harvests 2017
A double historical year !!!
Historical, first of all in precocity because the Chardonnay was harvested on September 7th, and the Pinot was recolted on September 7th and 8th. Finally, the harvest of Gamay took place from 12 till 14 September, that is approximately 1 month earlier than a normal year.
Historical then in quantity because the harvest represents approximately the third of a normal year. This low yield is the consquence of a dramatic frost end of April and a drought severe especially during summer.
Fortunately, the harvest is of excellent quality.

August 2017

The 2018 Hachette Guide gives two stars for the Red "Terre d'Ocres" 2016, one star for the Rosé "Bout de Rose" 2016 and cites the Blanc "Initiales BB" 2016.

More details on the Wines pages.

June 2017

The Rosé Hachette Guide 2017-2018 gives one star for the 2016 vintage.

More details on the Wines pages.

Second half : birth of a new vintage. Its name: "Confidentiel".

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March 2017
Second half : Final bottling of the Rosé 2016
February 2017

From February, 3 to 7, we were at the Vinidome exhibition which takes place in the Grande Halle at Clermont Ferrand. This 26e edition was less successful than those of the previous years. There were less visitors and wine lovers, and the sales were in fall. The multiplication of viticultural exhibitions is surely for something.

On February 22, the pruning of the vineyard is finished.

December 2016
Second half : First bottling of the Rosé 2016 and bottling of the Blanc 2016
November 2016
Second half : The malolactic fermentations of the red wines are ended. They were racked to eliminate lees in suspension.

Grape harvests 2016

A surprising year!!!

Again this year, the grape harvest spread out over fifteen days and began as in 2014!
Chardonnay was collected on September 30. Then, the Pinot was gathered on October, 3 and 4. Lastly, the harvest of Gamay proceeded from October 6 to 12.

The weather was very changeable all year round. After a rainy spring, the summer knew very strong hot season. In spite of these difficult conditions, the harvest was of an excellent quality. The grapes were for perfect maturity and very healthy. The quantity is moderated, but the quality is there.

September 2016

The 2017 Hachette Guide gives one star for the Horts Série 2014 and cites the Blanc 2015.

You can find the comments on the Wines page.

First half : preparation of the cellar and the material in perspective of the grape harvests.

July 2016

The magazine Le Point speaks about the Rosé.

More détails ici.

June 2016

The Guide Hachette Rosé 2016 speaks about the 2015 vintage.

More details on the Wines pages.

March 2016
On March 3, the pruning of the vineyard is finished.

Grape harvests 2015

A blessed year!!!

Again this year, the grape harvest spread out over fifteen days and began 20 days earlier than the previous year!
Chardonnay was collected on September 10. Then, the Pinot was gathered after until September 11. Lastly, the harvest of Gamay proceeded from September 21 to September 23.

June 2015

2nd half: birth of a new vintage. Its name: "Horts Série", comes from a named plot of land "Derrière les Horts".

You can find more details on the Wines page.

A real success to be quickly discovered!

Grape harvests 2014

A beautiful harvest in spite of a difficult and capricious weather!!!

This year, the grape harvest spread out over fifteen days.
Chardonnay was collected on September 30. Then, the Pinot was gathered on October 1 and 2. Lastly, the harvest of Gamay from October 6 to October 12. Finally, the grape harvest finished one week earlier than the previous year.

September 2014
The Guide des Bonnes Affaires du Vin 2015 notes 15 over 20 for the Cuvée La Centenaire 2013.

February 2011

On February 10th : in the weekly magazine Le Point, Jacques Dupont speaks about Côtes d 'Auvergne and about the Cuvée d 'Autrefois. More information, here.

The monthly magazine l 'Etoile writes an article on Côtes d 'Auvergne, further to their passage in AOC. The Cuvée la Centenaire is mentioned. More information, here.

November 2010

The consecration!

November 16th: That's it! For 21 years when Auvergne waited for it, the vineyard of the Côtes d'Auvergne enters finally the court of the great by picking up the Appelation of Controlled Origin (AOC). The decision was taken by the national committee of the INAO, the National Institute of the Origin and of the Quality. By 40 votes for, two votes against and one abstention, the request of entry in AOC of the vineyard of the Côtes d'Auvergne was validated. This classification will come into effect for the Harvest 2011.

For our exploitation, the Blanc and the Rosé will thus be in AOC Côtes d'Auvergne.

The Red will be in AOC Côtes d'Auvergne Cru Boudes

January 2007
For this new year, change of the design for the wine label which becomes more contemporary. The old one could be vizualized here.

July 2006
First half : Arrival of a new boarder to the wine storehouse. A truncated cistern in oak of the Tronçais forest. It will enable us to make a special vintage with molten flavours. You can find it on the Domain page.