"When we checked the maturity of the grapes they were at 11.5%-12% potential," said Catherine Roussel, "but the acidity levels are already low – 4.5. I'm happy if our Sauvignon Cuvée No2 is around 12%. I'm tired of Sauvignon at 14%, although the grapes for Cuvée No 5 will be a bit riper but No2 is for easy, refreshing drinking."
Bucket of grapes
Laurent sending a text, while waiting for the next load of grapes
Bunches building up in trailer
Dog's verdict on pickers and the 2011 vintage