Wine­maker’s voices

Château d’Yquem

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Above all, wine is my trade. It is a prod­uct that I have re­ally dis­cov­ered in depth and ap­pre­ci­ate for what it is when I have been study­ing. Pre­vi­ously I es­pe­cially en­joyed wine for its bi­ol­ogy, for the ma­te­ri­als that it re­volves around (chem­istry, mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy…). If I chose to be an oe­nol­o­gist it is for this sci­en­tific ap­proach above all be­cause I wanted to ap­ply it to a noble prod­uct.

My fam­ily al­ways loved wine.My fa­ther was a great wine lover and so he ini­ti­ated me. I re­ally learned to love wine for what it is dur­ing my stud­ies so even­tu­ally quite late. From then on, the wine be­came the ob­ject of all my at­ten­tions.I try to de­tach my­self from it dur­ing my per­sonal time even if on hol­i­day I can not help but visit vine­yards, to taste… My pas­sion of­ten catches up with me… my hus­band takes me there very of­ten too.

Wine is as­so­ci­ated with gas­tron­omy, meals… it is the Wines & Food pair­ing… I am an epi­curean, I like good things and there­fore very gour­mand. Not long ago I had the honor of at­tend­ing the tra­di­tional vi­gneron lunch or­ga­nized by Jean-François Piège. Every year he in­vites the wine­grow­ers who pro­vide the wine and offers them lunch.Every wine­grower must bring a bot­tle… and there are only great wines! We tasted a Mus­cat 2008 and a Joseph Jamet Côte Brune 1991 (Côte Rotie) that re­ally moved me!

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