关于我们

ABOUT US

关于我们

ABOUT US

Our objective here is relatively simple: to express what the land has to offer – without compromise. Every block, every row and vine has a story to tell and communicating each one of them is a great passion of mine and our team. From the moment we identified these distinctive sites, the hard work of capturing their sense of place was already underway. It continues today, perhaps with an even more assiduous approach, because every one of us has a level of intimacy with each vineyard and the desire to showcase their individuality.

我们的目标相对简单:在不妥协的情况下表达土地的价值。每块土地,每一排葡萄树都有一个故事,我们每个人都能和他们进行交流,这是我和我们团队的极大热情。从确定这些独特的地点开始,我们就已经开始努力感受它们的风土韵味。直到今天,这种方式仍在继续,也许采取了更加刻苦的方法,因为我们每个人对每个葡萄园都有一定的亲密感,并渴望展现它们自己的个性。

Paul Hobbs and team walk through our estate vineyard in Napa Valley

保罗·霍布斯(Paul Hobbs)和团队参观了我们位于纳帕谷(Napa Valley)的庄园葡萄园

 

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A piece of volcanic rock found in our soils at Nathan Coombs Estate

内森·库姆斯庄园在我们的土壤中发现的一块火山岩

To achieve what we’ve set out to do, there is no dividing line between the vineyard and the cellar; it’s a continuous flow of information, discovery, and perseverance. Above all, winemaking comes down to farming, and our team is steadfast in preserving the integrity of the fruit from where it came through a minimalist approach to crafting wine. What we expect in the glass is the inherent energy we feel from the site as if we were stepping onto the vineyard and catching its scent, sensing its coolness or warmth, and observing its soil.

为了实现我们的目标,葡萄园与酒窖之间没有分界线、信息、探索和毅力在其间不断流动。最重要的是,葡萄酒酿造回归土地本身,我们的团队坚定不移地通过极简主义的手工艺来保存果实的本真。我们在玻璃杯中所期望的是我们从葡萄园中感受到的内在能量,就好像我们踏上葡萄园并捕捉其气味,感知它的凉爽或温暖并观察其土壤一样。

Our team is steadfast in preserving the integrity of the fruit from where it came through a minimalist approach to crafting wine.

我们的团队坚定不移地通过极简主义的手工艺来保存果实的本真。

Enabling this to transpire is paramount, and so we continue to refine our practices to allow the components particular to each site to be preserved throughout the process. We hand harvest our grapes with hand sheers to keep the fruit intact; when it arrives they look as pristine as it did on the vine. The grapes are fermented using native yeasts that originate from the vineyard and in the cellar, allowing for increased complexity, aromas, flavors and textures unique to where they came from. All our wines are aged in finely grained French oak barrels; the wood is less porous and slowly introduces oxygen into the wine without sacrificing the characteristics of the variety and site. Once seamless integration is achieved, the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered, upholding the purity of fruit.

实现这个目标对我们来说至关重要,因此,我们将继续不断实践来改进操作,来使在整个酿造过程中保留每个地块的特有属性。我们手工采摘葡萄,以保持果实完整。当它到达酒庄时,它们看起来就像在葡萄树上一样崭新。我们使用源自葡萄园和酒窖的天然酵母发酵,从而增加了葡萄酒的复杂性,香气,风味和质地。我们所有的葡萄酒都在精细打磨的法国橡木桶中陈酿。木桶透气性较低,可在不牺牲葡萄品种和产地特征的情况下将氧气缓慢引入葡萄酒中。一旦无痕的陈年结束就可以对葡萄酒进行瓶装,未经澄清和过滤以保持果香的纯粹。

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Study and contemplation at our winery

在我们的酿酒厂学习和思考

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Ensuring a sense of place from vine to glass

确保从风土从葡萄树延续至酒瓶

Our focus on ensuring nothing is lost from vine to glass requires that we devote time to analyze the wine throughout its journey and take copious notes, recording each site’s defining features. It’s an amalgamation of science and artistry that enables us to learn all there is to know and constantly improve quality. Despite the adulation that one wine may receive, we are unwavering in our pursuit of crafting perfect vineyard expressions year after year.

我们致力于确保葡萄树到酒瓶不丧失任何特性,这要求我们花时间分析葡萄酒的整个过程,并对每块土地做大量记录来确定他们的特色。这是科学与艺术的融合,使我们能够掌握所需的一切并不断提高品质。不论一款酒可能会受到怎样的的吹捧,我们年复一年地坚定不移的打造完美的展现葡萄园风土的酒款。

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Getting to know our vineyards by walking them each day

每天在葡萄园中漫步来深入了解它们

A vintage is different every year; it’s never a recipe, but I strive to create richly textured wines of great intensity, complexity, structure and balance that reflect the specific personality of each vineyard site. My hope is that the true character of each of our vineyard designate wines and the connection to these elements is revealed to you every time you open a bottle.

每年的年份不同,它从来都不是配方,但是我努力创造出质地丰富、浓郁、复杂、平衡、有结构感的葡萄酒来反映每个葡萄园所在地的个性。我希望当你每次打开酒瓶时,都能感受到每个葡萄园赋予这些葡萄酒的本真特征和每个元素之间的联系。