Jean-Christophe Comor, Les Terres Promises
Jean-Christophe was originally a politician. Conseiller de ministre, that is, a spin doctor. He abandoned politics four years ago to produce wine on a postage stamp-size domain in Provence, close to the illustrious Bandol. J.-C. was surely already making wine mentally his entire life, because in his first year of actually doing so, he hit the bull’s eye! Albeit with bought grapes, however the first wines from his own vineyards will follow next year. The name Terres Promises raises expectations - well, how shall I put it – it has great potential. In fact, the property he bought for his own vineyards was woodland. Granted, it had old, abandoned overgrown vineyards and this madman has been working for four years to salvage these fantastic terroirs. The trees are yanked out of the ground with horses and tractors, after which the land is cleared. Next the new stocks are planted and then the waiting begins. Un travail d'un fou!
Truly, it will be delicious! And the funny thing is, it already is! Morerover, it has been spotted by the French. Fortunately, Vleck’s ties with J.-C. are set for the coming years; we even rank high on his list of reservations because we were among the very first to respond. Thanks to Vleck's mother-in-law, I might add, who tipped us while on vacation. Yes, it was at a party...there was a cousin of a friend of a…who also makes wine. An 'organic' process or something to that effect. I decided to check him out. Force of habit. Fortunately!
A true trouvaille! But is there really such a thing as pure chance?