Posts Tagged ‘Barrell Select’

Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

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The Smaller the Vines, the Better the Wines.

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So says winegrower, Paul Sloan of Small Vines! We all know that great wine is made in the vineyard, and your job, as winemaker, is to get out of the way of greatness.

decoration banner“Exceptional Wines Are Born… From Extraordinary Vineyards…
And Gently Guided Into Greatness in the Winery”

Sloan attributes the distinctness of the wines he crafts to time spent in vineyards, with pruning sheers in hand. His career began as a sommelier and moved to the land, not the cellar, first. After absorbing all he could in the vineyards of France, Paul brought back a new vision and began with his own vineyard management company (Small Vines Viticulture – with clients like DuMol and Ontario’s own Pearl Morissette).

Pushing the envelop of new thinking from Old World inputs, focusing on all-encompassing, traditional farming techniques, Sloan incorporates biodynamic, organic, and sustainable practices to VERY intense vine spacing. read more