Best of 2015: Old Vines: In the Rhône Valley, it’s Not a Marketing Slogan, it’s Saving the 2015 Vintage
Evan Dawson's always insightful wine writing for Palate Press often covers the Rhône and here he revisits the "old vines make better wines" marketing trope.
“The vines are old. They are deep, and they can find water.”
The histories told at many old European wineries are often drenched in romance, pulsing with charm, and riddled with inaccuracy--or embellishment, at least. That’s why a visit to Chateau de Saint Cosme in Gig...