Vinography Images: The Cellar


Almost exactly 10 years ago, I made the pilgrimage to visit Chateau Rayas in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region of France, and I took this image as we were led into the cellar by owner and winemaker Emmanuel Reynaud. I have visited a lot of wine cellars in my 20 years of writing about wine, and I can tell you without a doubt that some of the most beautiful wines I have tasted have come from some of the nastiest, mold-encrusted, dank cellars I’ve ever seen. As much as a certain amount of hygiene is important in the winemaking process, there is zero correlation between spotlessness in the cellar and profundity in the bottle. This grimy little cement room with its ancient barrels yields some of the world’s greatest wines.

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