A grape’s progress13th September, 2013 by Lucy Shaw
This week, the first batch of grapes arrived from Château Corneilla in Roussillon to London’s first winery – London Cru in Earls Court.
The London Cru team have given db exclusive access to images tracking the grapes’ progress, from vine to vat.
The brainchild of Cliff Roberson, founder of independent wine merchant Roberson, senior buyer and Master of Wine student Mark Andrew has been tasked with sourcing the grapes from select growers in Bordeaux, the Languedoc and Roussillon.
London Cru aims for all of its grapes to reach the winery within 36 hours.
Australian-born winemaker Gavin Monery, who has previously worked at Cullen, Moss Wood and Jean-Louis Chave, will oversee the entire winemaking process, from grape deliveries through to bottling.
The first bottling is expected to go on sale next summer. Doors open to the public in November, with London Cru offering wine tastings and tours.