Excerpt from The Sunday Times - 8th June 2014, Bob Tyrer.
Part of me has been feeling glum because I feared that my little plot of vines was suffering from leaf roll virus, a scourge of modern viticulture. It makes the leaves go a lovely red but blocks photosynthesis, so they can’t do their job of converting sunlight into Château Bob. There is no cure. I was thinking of pulling them up, yet they are so young.
Enter one of New Zealand’s greatest winemakers, Larry McKenna of Escarpment Vineyard in Martinborough, who was here for the London Wine Fair.
Invited to lunch...