Jump to navigation Jump to search « Vintner » redirects here. For the PBS television series, see The Winemakers. A winemaker or vintner is a person engaged in winemaking. Today, these duties require an increasing amount of vignerons de Bordeaux PDF knowledge, since laboratory tests are gradually supplementing or replacing traditional methods.
On dit qu’un vin est à l’image du vigneron. C’est dire l’intérêt de porter un regard sur les vignerons de Bordeaux… Parmi ceux présentés, certains sont jeunes et prometteurs, d’autres ont déjà un long parcours derrière eux, mais tous sont reconnus par leurs pairs, par la critique et les grands amateurs. Si tous ont en commun la passion pour un métier créatif et exigeant, chacun à son histoire et son tempérament. Galerie de portraits en photos et textes évocateurs et inédits.
A vintner is a wine merchant. In some modern use, particularly in American English, the term is also used as a synonym for winemaker. The term started in Middle English, superseding the earlier term vinter. Due to the close political and commercial ties between Bordeaux and England during the 14th and early 15th centuries, vintners were among the more important people in London with winemakers being four times mayor of the city under the reign of Edward II. A vigneron is someone who cultivates a vineyard for winemaking.
The word connotes or emphasizes the critical role that vineyard placement and maintenance has in the production of high-quality wine. Vincent of Saragossa is the patron saint of vignerons. A négociant is the French term for a wine merchant who assembles the produce of smaller growers and winemakers and sells the result under its own name. Négociants buy everything from grapes to grape must to wines in various states of completion. In the case of grapes or must, the négociant performs virtually all the winemaking. Some négociants have a recognizable house style. Historically the owners of vineyards and producers of wine had no direct access to buyers.