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Thursday, 29 September 2011

2011 Loire vintage: scenes from an Indian summer

Claude Papin auditions for the remake of Lawrence of Arabia (Chaume)

I'm not sure whether yesterday afternoon temperatures of over 31C broke any records but certainly a number of producers said that this is the hottest late September they remember. Here are some scenes from yesterday.

Typical mix of ripeness in a bunch of Chenin (Chaume)
Vincent Ogereau (Domaine Ogereau) with 2011 Rosé de Loire (Grolleau/Gamay)

Treading Cabernet in vat at Mark Angeli 

 Martial and Mark Angeli

Some producers cool down their vats - Mark cools his pickers
Mark Angeli finds inspiration...

1 comment:

George Wroblewski said...

My Friend Eric Montintin in the Loire has had a very good vintage this year. We look forward to tasting the 2011 Sancerre Blanc