The Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée and its secrets

In the world of wine, we really like acronyms. We were talking to you recently about the CCIV in Bordeaux, now at the AOC! Behind these three little letters there’ s a whole universe. Let us tell you about the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée and its secrets. The origins of the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) The […]

Wine guide… Follow the guideline

It is one of the most famous, coveted and prestigious drinks in the world. If you like to look at it, feel it, drink it and even get drunk on it, you often know nothing about it. Wine, star of tables and aperitifs, star of bars and cellars is much more mysterious than it seems… […]

Sulfite free wine and the importance of sulphur in wine

Our sulfite free wine Semper Viva often raises questions: what does “sulfite free” mean? What is special about sulfite free wine? Does it taste different? Is sulphur bad for one’s health? We’ve written this article to answer these frequently asked questions about no-sulphur wine. Sulphur: a natural component in wine All wines contain sulphur dioxide […]

Pruning grape vines: how to prune a vine and pruning styles

The pruning of the vine is a delicate process. Discover the different styles of pruning grape vines that exist and how we prune the vine here at Chateau Suau. If you’ve been following our blog you’ll know that the life of a wine producer involves making many decisions throughout the wine growing process, be it […]

Natural wine: what it is and how it is made

What is natural wine? Natural wine has existed for thousands of years but today it has become more common, with the concept first taking hold in the 1970s and growing in popularity ever since. Wine shops will often have a shelf dedicated to natural wine or they may even specialise in this category. But what […]

The health benefits of wine

Wine can have health benefits. As we have seen in the example of the French Paradox, wine (which should always be enjoyed in moderation) can sometime have a preventative effect and thus reduce the risk of cardiovascular illness. Because all of us love wine and value its effects on health, let’s take a look at […]

Vine diseases: the three main diseases of the vine

Vines, as everyone knows, are plants. But did you know that vines are also exposed to numerous diseases year-round which can threaten their lives and, consequently, the resulting wine as well. The work of the producer consists mainly of tending to his vines on a daily basis, protecting them from these risks. Here we will […]

Understanding wine aromas: types and families of aromas in wine

Depending on the wine, it can offer a wide range of aromas. To know how to identify them, we show you what types of wine aromas exist. Talking about wine is rather like reciting poetry, except that in this case, nothing has to be learned by heart. The same wine can be enjoyed in different […]