By Jessica Yadegaran
Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 4:57 pm in Corkheads.
Imagine my surprise to come back from almost three weeks in France and hear that the San Francisco based custom crush facility Crushpad has opened up shop in Bordeaux?
Yes, you can make world class Bordeaux from your Oakland hood.
The facility is located in Saint Emilion, home of micro-cuvée wine
production. Crushpad’s clients will make their wines at Château
Teyssier, under the supervision of owner/winemaker Jonathan Maltus. Maltus is known for single-vineyard Grand Crus including Le Dôme, Les Astéries, Le Carré and Vieux Chateau Mazerat.
Not too shabby of a mentor.
Consultants Eric Boissenot and Stéphane Derenoncourt have
agreed to work with Crushpad on vineyard selection, viticulture and
winemaking support. Crushpad is sourcing fruit from vineyards in
appellations such as Margaux (seriously) and Saint Emilion as well as
emerging appellations where old vines and excellent terroir reign.
The 2009 harvest is ready for you. All vineyard and winemaking information is available on Crushnet, Crushpad’s online community. Whether you have time to visit your babies in person or not, you will receive barrel samples periodically and can create final blends virtually by using Fusebox – Crushpad’s wine blending kit.