Tuesday, 2 October 2012
2012 Loire – picking Chasselas@Serge Dagueneau et Filles
Chasselas for Pouilly-sur-Loire
We spent Tuesday afternoon in Pouilly. One of the first producers we saw was Valerie Dagueneau who was picking Chasselas. Although Chasselas is central to the grape history of Pouilly, the area planted continues to slowly disappear. It is now down to only 30 hectares.
Twisted and gnarled 100-year-old Chasselas vines
Golden, ripe Chasselas (above and below)
Chasselas as an eating grape: specially selected by Valerie Dagueneau to be stored until Christmas
Valerie with a bunch of Chasselas to be stored and enjoyed later
Might well be interesting to make a vin de paille with this variety if it has enough acidity!
Auguste – one of the Serge Dagueneau pickers
Is it a bird? No it is Patrice another picker, who has also worked in Champagne
More pickers (above and below)
Chasselas' hoddie (above and below)
Emptying the hod