Dry Extract Interview: Nicolas Glumineau of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Bordeaux, France

Nicolas Glumineau - Winemaker Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

© Jean Bernhard Nadeau

Nicolas Glumineau - Winemaker Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Nicolas Glumineau - Winemaker Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

© Jean Bernhard Nadeau

Nicolas Glumineau is the winemaker and general manager of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Pauillac and Château de Pez in Saint-Estèphe, both in the Médoc, Bordeaux, France. His illustrious career saw him study under Professor Denis Dubourdieu at Bordeaux University and work at Château Haut Brion, Château Margaux and Château Montrose.

The best advice I ever got

Without fear and reproach!

My life motto

I know one thing: I don't know anything!  

I am currently reading

A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellory 

My most played music track

Friday I'm in Love by The Cure 

If I didn’t do my current job I would be

A war reporter or mountain guide.

Skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have 

Sense of direction and an ability for satisfaction.

My favourite kind of exercise

Sport and wine tasting

I relax while

Listening to music, having a glass of good wine, thinking of my next trip. 

I collect

Projects

My essential newspaper/magazine

L'Équipe and ...Falstaff

My desert-island wine

Coche-Dury's Meursault

I have learnt a lot from

From life

My last meal and sip will be

Beef rib, porcini, black truffle and 2019 Pichon Comtesse