Interview with Volker Paul Weindel, winemaker and owner since 1996 of Domaine la Tour des Videaux in Pierrefeu de Provence close to Massif des Maures.
We are in the vineyards in winter before the vines have been pruned. This year they have had a lot of rain.
The vineyard is in organic farming (culture biologique). It covers 24 ha in AOC Cote de Provence, primarily used for making red wines, in contrast to what is current trends and what many other winemakers do (focusing on rosé wines).
Five grape varieties are used which makes for a more complex wine.
He makes four different cuvees:
- Tradition : genache, cabernet sauvignon, carignan, and syrah.
- Farnoux: syrah and grenache
- Saint Paul: aged in big foudres and grenache cabernet syrah
- Allegria: almost pure syrah
Paul Weindel makes wines with lots of fruit and is not too fond of barrel aging.
The vineyards are in biodynamic framing since 2000. Paul says that biodynamic farming makes for much more life in the vineyards and more character and minerality.
The language is French [F]
[F] Entretien avec le vigneron Volker Paul Weindel, proprietaire du domaine la Tour des Videaux.
Une propriete dans le vignoble AOC Cote de Provence, une region viticole dans le sud de la France connu pour ses vins rosé. Il parle de ses vins (surtout les rouges), sa vinification et son facon de faire et deguster son vin.
By BKWine, https://www.bkwine.com