Jean-Michel Comme

Wine­maker, Château Pon­tet-Canet

VertdeVin - - Interview -

Wine is my life! I have ded­i­cated my life to it! What do we look for with wine at this time? The sen­sa­tion of great wine in the sense of emo­tion and in its artis­tic di­men­sion. A great wine is a great mo­ment of emo­tion.It can only be pro­duced by a great ter­roir. That is to say a place that has a gift of na­ture that oth­ers do not have and that puts it on the same level as other artists such as a cook, a mu­si­cian, a soc­cer player… A great ter­roir is like a great pain­ter, a great cook hav­ing the ca­pac­ity to trans­mit the emo­tion.

To gen­er­ate emo­tion, to ex­press fully it must be in par­tic­u­lar con­di­tions. For ex­am­ple, if Vin­cent van Gogh had lived in a yacht moored in the bay of Cannes it would surely have been easy for us to know that. For the earth to be able to ex­press it­self it needs the help of man. Man is there to serve it and not take it’s place. To con­tinue on with my metaphor I would say that I am the “brush-car­rier”ofVan Gogh and that the pain­ter is the ter­roir.

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