Tuesday, 16 October 2012
2009 Loire vintage: some photos from CRM
A reflective glass of red
As rain is now making picking the later varieties in the Loire – Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon along with Chenin Blanc – we thought it was time to post a few photos taken by CRM from the 2009 vintage, an altogether more cheerful vintage except for those unfortunates in eastern Touraine and parts of the Central Vineyards whose crop was devastated by successive hailstorms.
The photos come from Sancerre, Quincy, Montpoupon, Epeigné-les-Bois and Le Puy Notre Dame.
The village of Amigny, through the vines
Clos de la Poussie showing to the left some of the area badly affected by erosion. Ladoucette is now taking some steps to repair the damage.
Picking machine@Brinay (AC Quincy) above and below
James Marchais (on tractor) in his vineyards – Epeigné-les-Bois
Château de Montpoupon, Céré-la-Ronde
Picnic in Frédéric Mabileau's Chenin Blanc vineyard in Le Puy Notre Dame
with Jean-Paul and Odette Mabileau (above and below)