Newsletter may 2022 - a very hot month of may, sardines, and a new website!


A very hot month of may, sardines, and a new website!

The threat of frost appears to be over, the vines thankfully unscathed and indeed now in great shape. We had a welcome 20mm of rain last Sunday, and it’s been up in the 30s all week. Flowering has been and gone… early this year, and we have great looking fully formed bunches of baby grapes looking to expand and develop to make their way it into our 2022s.


We are in the process of ‘pliage’, literally folding the vines into position on the wire supports above them, and also a manual ‘epamprage’- the removal of the little unwanted shoots round the trunk and top of the vine. Of course it’s far too early to determine the quality of the vintage, but things are nicely on track.


New website!
Our all new online store is now open!! We’ve migrated to a brand new Shopify platform to serve our private clients better! 
We (finally) have French and English versions of the site, plus we now offer subscriptions.. at reduced prices; you can order once and get delivery every month, bimonthly or quarterly, so you’ll never run out of your favorite wine! Also, you can now pick and choose the vintages in mixed cases. 


Our 2019s are now available

Our 19s are available and we’ve had some more great press, including a whopping 92 from Jeb Dunnuck : 'impeccably made wine, the 2019 Château Canon Chaigneau sports a dense purple hue as well as a great nose of wild strawberries, darker cherries, leafy herbs, and spring flowers. Soft, supple, and just undeniably delicious, it’s a terrific buy

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Food pairing of the month- grilled sardines!
Otherwise, in our newsletters, we’ll bring you pairing ideas on a monthly basis. As you may have seen from our instagram page, it’s sardine season ! We took a couple of kilos of fresh sardines… , scaled and gutted them, and put them on a wood barbecue for ten minutes, salt, pepper, and olive oil, with home made fresh cut Belgian potatoe French fries, and a beef tomatoe salad. Paired with a very slightly chilled tank sample of our 2021 Cuve 8a. Simple and perfect for an warm summer evening.


All the best from Neac,
Marine & Romik