Because the world of wine is full of beautiful surprises and never ceases to amaze us, discover five wine destinations selected for intrepid wine adventurers looking for thrills! Hiking shoes required.
Where since 2014, it is possible to taste the production of the Ocoa Bay estate, the one and only vineyard in the Caribbean! 8 hectares planted franc de pied(1) with Colombard, Black Muscat and Tempranillo, facing the sea and sandy beaches. Surprising wines, to be tasted on the spot, feet in the water.
Which defies the laws of classic viticulture. A great discovery, with its dozen wine estates. As in GranMonte, where more than twenty grape varieties coexist on clay-limestone soils, producing delicious wines, such as their Crémant Extra Brut (100% Chenin Blanc). You have to see it to believe it!
Where thanks to global warming and the creation of interspecific grape varieties (aka PIWI) such as Solaris in white and Rondo in red, vines could be planted on the 59th parallel north, as in the Lund Vingaard estate. The trick: plastic sheeting to cover the floors and help gain a few degrees Celsius, thanks to the reflection of the sun.
Dubbed the Indian Silicon Valley, Bangalore has an interesting terroir. With a vineyard culminating at an altitude of 1,000 meters, temperate days (26 to 28 ° C) and cool nights, Bangalore allows the production of balanced, generous and precise wines, such as the Viognier Reserve Collection from Grover-Zampa.
Where a unique project to safeguard the local heritage was initiated by Sari Khoury, founder of the Philokalia estate. Be aware, already 23 endemic grape varieties have been identified in just a few years. Wines aged in amphora, of a rare depth and which invite to mediation.
The world of wine is an infinite playground...
(1) Franc de pied means that a vine has not been grafted.