The Rugby World Cup in Bordeaux, what does that inspire in you?
As a sports and rugby enthusiast, I consider it an incredible opportunity and an honor to host such an event. Especially when you realize the emotions, sharing, and conviviality that sports can bring. Beyond sports, I believe that all the regions hosting the matches will be showcased. In Bordeaux, I think we have an ambassadorial role to play by introducing visitors to our beautiful region and our great products. We want them to leave here having experienced some fantastic moments.
A nice spot for some sports in the vineyard?
Well, maybe not in the wine cellars, because hydration is crucial during physical activity (laughs). But indeed, when you’re fortunate to work outdoors in nature, and the weather is fine, I believe the agricultural plots are beautiful places to engage in some sports. If there’s a stray ball lying around, a quick match can be easily improvised.
Could you give us your typical day/week as a winemaker?
I’m fortunate to live where I work, so it allows me to spend time with my family, which is very important to me. Afterward, I have a coffee with my employee, Romain, with whom I’ve been working on the property for a year and a half. Together, we review the week’s progress. The vine’s life cycle is highly regulated by nature, so throughout the year, we never do the same thing. Right now, we’re focused on pruning the vines, but I might also find myself using pruning shears in the vineyards or cleaning some tanks in the cellars. I could also work on designing labels with my partner Carla, who is a graphic designer, or sell wine at a local wine shop. Being a winemaker is a job where you can do it all!