Yohan Castaing writes: Seven minutes. Only seven minutes were enough for hail to destroy 100% of the 2012 harvest at Ch de Roquefort at Roquefort la Bédoule in Provence. The owner Raimond de Villeneuve (pictured) looked on disbelieving as he saw his crop reduced to nothing on 1 July this year. Ch de Roquefort is one of the most interesting properties in Provence. With a biodynamic philosophy, Raimond de Villeneuve has promoted the estate to the point where it is recognised as among the best quality of the region (search on Roquefort in our tasting notes ). But this time, nature was stronger. In a spirit of...
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