Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Philippe Cohen of Château Vieux Taillefer

3/15 Philippe Cohen, Château Vieux Taillefer

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 talk #Bordeaux #Wine w Philippe Cohen on #SommChat !

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: We’d like 2 introduce you to Philippe Cohen of Château Vieux Taillefer in #Bordeaux on @keepercoll #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Philippe Cohen on @keepercoll & say hello so he knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Don’t forget to include #SommChat on EVERY tweet in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: As we ask Philippe Cohen our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs to @keepercoll as well! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 Philippe Cohen @keepercoll 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Let’s start talking with Philippe Cohen of Château Vieux Taillefer #Bordeaux on @keepercoll on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Philippe says Great to see all of you on #SommChat today and for taking an interest in our #Bordeaux wines from Château Vieux Taillefer

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Philippe, How did you get started working in #wine? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Philippe started as a teenager in #wine in harvest b/c my dad took me to #Burgundy every year #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Philippe says I was always a #wine fan and my wife and I knew from the beginning that we would be in the industry #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: What are your duties at Château Vieux Taillefer? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Philippe says N charge of promotion&sales of #wines 4 Chateau. we R a small winery we all do everything -only produce 30K bottles #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Tell us about your wife’s role as #winemaker at Château Vieux Taillefer. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: My wife does everything in #winemaking - we have no consultant, no negociant, no other winemaker only my wife #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: my wife got her degree in enology in #burgundy in 1995 - she was asst.#winemaker at Chateau Lafleur #Petrus fr 1995-2001 #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: fr 2001 -2005 my wife was a #winemaking Consultant in #Bordeaux for many estates #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Tell us about the #winemaking culture in #SaintEmilion #Bordeaux. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Philippe unfortunately there is now the gr8 maj. of #Domaines that have their #wines made by consultants not #winemakers #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: at our #winery, Château Vieux Taillefer we are just the opposite, we have no consultant only my wife as #winemaker #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Château Vieux Taillefer is totally #terroir driven and #organic approach to #winemaking which is not common in #SaintEmilion #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Did your wife learn about #wine production more in school or more at #Chateau Lafleur Petrus? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: my wife learned more about #wine production at Chateau Lafleur Petrus under the tutelage of #winemaker Jean Claude Berrouet #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Philippe, How did you and your wife meet? Anything to do with #wine? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercol: My wife and I did a masters degree N 1996 in Paris on #wine management, enology, financial aspects of industry & mkt- we met there #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: This was an international Masters degree where we traveled to all #winemaking regions around the world for 18 months #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Philippe says this masters degree is recognized by @ucdavis School in Perth and big univs are part of this degree #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: How many #wines do you make and how much comes to the US? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: We make 3 different #wines - 2 reds that R 100% #Merlot but fr 2 different #terroir & 1 tiny production of white #wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: we have just started promotion of our #wine in #US in 2017 with @DNSWines we R in #NY #California #Chicago #Colorado & #Texas #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: we only produce 30000 bottles which seems like a lot but is very little & abt 25% is now going to #US which is only 7500 for US #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: out of the 7500 bottles going to #US there are only 600 bottles of white wine available for #US !#SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: goal is 2 increase allocation of our #wines to the #US bc my wife & I got married in US & I lived a couple of yrs as a child in US #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: So the #US market is impt to my wife and me b/c of these ties #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Philippe, What are some challenges you’ve encountered in the past few years at the #Chateau? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Philippe says the climate has been a challenge in the past few yrs. For ex, N 2013 we lost 50% of production bc of #hail #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: B/C we are fully organic we have to supervise things very cautiously to avoid diseases #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Every vintage is a different scenario - which is good in a way b/c each vintage has its own identity #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm Tell us about the #terroir at Château Vieux Taillefer. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: on our property we have all the diff.identities of #terroir that u can find on the right bank of #Bordeaux #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: 4 one red #wine it is comb. of 2 diff #terroir - #sand & #clay w/ #iron with this we produce a wine we call Pavillon de Talliefer #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: these 2 #wines bc of terroir R as different as a village and 1er Cru in #Burgundy for example #sommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: 1st #wine is best intro to #merlot from right bank in #Bordeaux 2nd one is much more sophisticated #wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: #terroir 4 white wine is same as in the Chateau Vieux Tailefer #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: What is your favorite aspect of working in #wine? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Philippe says his favorite thing is having total freedom and being able to work with nature in the #terroir and vineyards #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: The worst part per Philippe is dealing with #French beauracracy #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: We have learned not to be dependent on chemicals - #winemaking is natural process that does not need interference just the grape #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: we believe #winemaking is a natural process #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Tell us about the 2016 vintage and prospects for your 2017 vintage. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: it is too early to say a lot abt 2017 #Vintage so far so good #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll; for the 2016 vintage it is the best we have experienced as #winemakers better than '10 & '15 absolute gr8 vintage #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: 2016 produced very balanced #wines for us esp on right bank in #Bordeaux #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: 2016 was difficult in #rhone #burgundy #Champagne #Loire but was great on the right bank of #Bordeaux #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @ATXFoodnews great to see you like our guest today and hope you have some good #Bordeaux #wine Questions on #SommChat Happy #WW

Kay Marley-Dilworth @ATXFoodnews: @keepercoll It's amazing how wine producers/growers/makers can be super knowledgeable, but Mother Nature trumps it all. #Bordeaux #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @ATXFoodnews Philippe says it is most difficult when you rely on Mother Nature, but it is their life #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - can you describe the taste profiles on your 100% #Merlot wine

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: very fruit forward #wine with very smooth elegant and smooth tannins for Pavilon it is light fruit and the other has more dark #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: It is also very spicy like black pepper and smell of violet and truffle which makes it different fr other #Merlot around world #SommChat

Kay Marley-Dilworth @ATXFoodnews: I want this merlot, and I want it NOW. #SommChat #Merlot

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: .@atxfoodnes Ask @austinwinemerch they can get this now in #Austin #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: other than #us what are your biggest markets? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: other big markets are #Switzerland #Belgium #Denmark #japan to name a few #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm what improvement/changes did you see from going to #organic farming?

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: The #wine is more lively since going #organic and > precise in definition & safe #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: with #organic we see more insects, birds, animals, flowers, more of nature in the #vineyards #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: I wish more producers in the appellation would be #organic only 30 % today and hope for 70% in 10 years good news - growing #SommChat

Kay Marley-Dilworth @ATXFoodnews: Yes! I'm happy that the trend is swinging toward #organic #wine, but would love to see it happen sooner. #SommChat #WineWednesday #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercolll: What do you enjoy drinking other than #wine? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: I enjoy #beer only other one, I enjoy #burgundy #wine like #Barolo like #priorat & like #champagne #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: my favorite wines on regular basis are those from #Beaujolais area #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking abt #Wine w/ Philippe Cohen of Château Vieux Taillefer on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Great to have Philippe Cohen of Château Vieux Taillefer join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #ww

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Please join us in thanking Philippe Cohen of Château Vieux Taillefer #Bordeaux for his time on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Philippe says: Please come and visit us in #Bordeaux at Château Vieux Taillefer - we welome visitors. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: I lk forward to seeing U in #france or if not on my next visit to #US - great to be here on #SommChat

kristof gillese @astudentofwine: #Sommchat #winewednesday Beautiful young Chateauneuf;raspberry leaf/peonie bouquet,young rasp/iron-rich full acid,full/fine/chalk tannin.91+

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