The understanding of « Terroir » by The Humle Winemaker combines 4 elements : the soil, the climate, the type of vines and work of the winemaker/winegrower. « Terroir is above all the ability to grow the best possible grapes needed to achieve the style of wine desired and the best possible price… »
The Humble winemaker’s involvement starts in the vineyards for all wines he produces : The vineyard is whre the inspiration starts, it is where you begin to draw in your mind a rough picture of the character and the personality of the wine that the grapes will give you, fruit of 12 months of work ». Besides the grapes grown in its own vineyards (80 hectares/200 acres), the ARROGANT FROG buys grapes from high quality grape growers on a contract basis.
The long term follow up and control of the vineyards enble us to influence the vine to produce the quality of grape we look for. Our biggest advantage is that we operate at the scale of a New World Winery with the same control as a small old World Château.