In mid-September Justin Liddle, Andrew Hawes, James Dodsworth & James McKenna travelled to Alsace for a meeting with Chapoutier at Schieferkopf where Michel Chapoutier and four friends, all, like him, passionate about great grape varieties and great terroirs, decided to turn their dream of “making a fine Riesling in Alsace together” into reality.
The first 30k of the 550k that we would ride would be up the highest paved road in the Pyrenees reaching 2600m above sea level. “Easy stage of the ride”. Dan has no sight in one eye and with his good eye he is able to read the top line of the classic optician test. How he copes, or better said, excels with his sight is impressive and he has learnt to utilise his other senses to compensate his poor vision.