"We've got Terroir!"
The proclamation that Steve made to his wife Diana, arms aloft after their first bottling, best sums up the wines of Château La Corne. Surrounded by vignerons producing the uniform 'Bordeaux' appellation wines that fill our supermarket shelves, Steve and Diana choose not to follow suit. Each plot is picked and vinified separately; each bottle a manifestation of a particular patch of vines. Everything is done with their own hands (except for a little help bartered from the neighbours), the farming is organic and the fermentation long and cool with native yeasts.
These are wines from Bordeaux, but moreover they are wines specifically from Saint-Macaire. Surviving the great frost of '56, Château La Corne's 4 hectares of vines are over 70 years old (you won't find older), resulting in a very low but high-quality yield. Steve and Diana are living the dream and their wines are little treasures to savour.