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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 

 Sancerre vineyards 

 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.

Sauvignon Blanc


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)

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