From the initial pruning of the vines right up to the first tasting of the finished wine, human hands shape and create the divine and abundant beverage that is wine.
Stéphanie Reiss invites us into the heart of the vineyards and reveals the secrets of the alchemy that goes into the creation of the grands crus, whether red or white.
In her poetic texts and photographs, she carries us along with her, throughout the year, as she leads us along the paths trodden between vine and glass. These are the routes taken by the grape-growers, the landowners, the chai masters, the œnologists, the harvesters and wine-drinkers of every variety.
It is at their pace, that of an immutable, actual time, when every hour is determined by nature, a nature that may be benevolent or hostile as the mood takes it. Thus, we discover the ancestral craft that is fed by passionate devotion and improved upon on a daily basis. This magical journey is revealed to the enthusiastic wine-lover.
Once you have finished reading this book, you will taste these wines differently, having been made aware of the hands that have shaped them and that have led us directly to the paths of happiness and shared feelings.