There’s an old chestnut out there doing the rounds that asks, ‘What makes a Great Coach?’ The answer is, of course, ‘A Great Athlete!’ Great coaches agree.
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David Coventry agrees. He’s a winemaker who answers the question, ‘What Makes a Great Wine?’ by telling us – ‘Great Terroir’. Indeed, he only positions himself as an intermediary!
Is it possible that sometimes Great Winemakers become part of the terroir? They, in effect, become part of the fabric of the wine. One becomes essential to the other. If that’s the case then welcome aboard David Coventry
Talbott Vineyards, in the Santa Lucia Highlands of California, brings us labels from their Diamond T and Sleepy Hollow vineyards. These are fabled and exceptional wines made by an exceptional winemaker who, I believe, is as part of the fabric as the rolling land itself is.
In this podcast David invites us into his winemaking philosophy and out into the vineyards that allow him to produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir excellence.
This is Episode 4 of our six part podcast series from the premium vineyards within the E&J Gallo portfolio.
Episode 1 featured the wonderful Beth Liston of Dark Horse Vineyards and Winery.
Episode 2 followed up with the legend that is Jim Collins – Vice President for Vineyard Management at E& J Gallo.
Episode 3 entered into the world of Master of Wine, Edouard Baijot, Director of Fine Wine at E&J Gallo for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia).