We would be wrong to oppose the agronomist and the vine grower or the oenologist and the cellar master. Here we have the opportunity to combine the knowledge and skills of each, to combine quality and sustainability. The years to come will be extraordinary.
For centuries Man took an empirical approach and endured more than mastered the process, producing wines that could be either delicious or undrinkable.
As technical knowledge improved, the quality of wines became considerably more regular. However, these useful and necessary decades of oenological study caused a reduction in the time dedicated to the vines.
Nowadays “the old vine workers’ common sense” is respected and their observation and experience is valued. Partly freed from the cellar by the modern mastery of vinification, we have made a vital return to reality and to our vineyards.