On this occasion, I have the honor An interview with presenter at the Premiere of Woman Occupying her position as President of the Union of Prestigious Grands Crus of Bordeaux, She is also owner of Château Chauvin, grand cru classé of Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux Saveurs luxury wine tourism agency, owner of the Chapon Fin restaurant and President of the Foundation for Culture and Wine and civilizations of the Friends of the City of Wine.
Is it easier or harder for you to work for a woman in a wine industry?
No, I do not think it's more difficult for a woman to work in the wine sector. There are very many women who are active today in all these trades and not only in the trades of commerce or marketing. He has always had women wine growers because it is an activity that is often passed on familiarly. If it was more than the son of frequent family farming resumed, it is very common for a girl of today to see the reindeer of a vineyard. He and one more young women today at the oenology school than young men.
What do you think women have and have on the world of wine production in difference with men?
They fit very well into this universe of conviviality. In the technical field, they are often very efficient and bring a lot of finesse in the approach to the production of wines.
If you could start from scratch, choose a new career in the world of wine?
Yes, without hesitation. It's a great job that brings us into contact with many passionate people around the world. It is also an activity that requires creativity, perseverance.
You voted or organized your profession with your private life as a woman?
It has been easier for me to combine my professional life and my private life because I have had the chance to work on a family farm.
If you could tune your wine with others chose this food, what would you choose?
The wine all the good With agrees moments of the life: it can be that associated A or of Precious Leisure moments Numerous, music, reading, cinema ...
Do you have secret dreams to be realized? If so, would you like to share with us readers?
I have a lot of unrealized dreams (again ...), Travels, But also vineyards moments Meetings of just exception the Beings With whom I love.
What would you say to a group of women who drink your wine?
I wish them so much - to have pleasure that I have to taste theirs, I wish to tell them that it is necessary to believe the gaiety of life, the desire to undertake and the desire to share ideas. moments of friendship.
Can you explain with your own words your range of wines and your terroir?
The terroir of Chauvin is sandy-clay: question of the water on the type is Primordial sun. My children and I, who have the property of Avons, have a great deal of work underway to restructure the vineyard, which entamer has been laying in soils drains, allowing water to drain excessively. The water management is thus optimized: during the summer of 2016, when we are hot, we have reserves of water that do not allow the vine to suffer from a heat wave, that in the year then drains the humid ones to allow to regulate these reserves. these.
We produce a first wine called "Château Chauvin" Grands Crus Classé of Saint-Emilion first rank of the name: A balanced wine, and elegant complex, produced in the respect of the expression of the soil of Saint-Emilion and each vintage. From 2014 we chose an old south back from Chauvin We label dating back to 1929. Adapted to Have a Seņs adding the word symbol translating "Chauvin" the love and pride of His origins and his land: Cupid, of love symbol, the vineyard With flying over as a tenant A benevolence banner of the present on illustrated lion's coat of arms of Saint-Emilion.
In 2014, we also created a second wine called "Folie de Chauvin". Victor Ondet, Ondet Family Chauvin owner 1891-2014, bought The Vineyard in the 19th to make it AFIN A 'madness' country house in the style of Then at the bourgeois. The dedication to welcoming, sharing and conviviality. We thought it was a nice name for a second wine, which more an immediate ABORD: it is a round wine, lively, with notes of pretty fruits, a real wine of pleasure and gluttony!
I would like to thank Ms. Cazes and her daughter Régimbeau for this wonderful interview.