Friday, 2 September 2011
2011 Loire vintage: some harvest pictures from the Cher Valley
Picking machine harvesting Sauvignon Blanc@François Cartier's vineyards in Pouillé
Last Tuesday around Pouillé and Thesée the 2011 harvest was really getting underway with a number of picking machines out as well as teams of pickers. Despite the rain at the end of last week, the fruit was looking really good with considerably less signs of rot than had been apparent in Sancerre and Pouilly the day before. Unfortunately the forecast is not very favourable for the coming week with some rain forecast on most days. Hopefully the weather will turn out to be better than currently forecast.
Sauvignon Blanc@Domaine Joël Delaunay
Picking machine@Domaine Joël Delaunay
Grapes beginning to flow