DRC to make Corton

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Below is a funny little film of the main reception room at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti which I took while waiting for co-owner Aubert de Villaine (pictured here avec reflections). I saw that the room had been set up as though for a teaching session and it turned out that only that morning (ie Monday this week) all of those responsible for pruning DRC’s precious vines had been called in for a demonstration by a young specialist from Sancerre of the effect of various pruning techniques on so-called maladies du bois such as the common vine diseases esca and eutypa...