Tuesday, 2 October 2012
2012 Loire: Pineau d'Aunis@Clos Roche Blanche (Touraine)
A relatively plentiful crop of Pineau d'Aunis
On Friday morning we dropped over to the Clos Roche Blanche in Mareuil-sur-Cher where they were picking the Pineau d'Aunis. Catherine Roussel: "It is our only variety where we have nearly a normal crop this year. Also we usually pick it after our Côt (Malbec) but this year it is ready before the Côt is properly ripe.
Catherine Roussel: la patronne
Pineau d'Aunis (above and below)
Monsieur Hoddie – grapes are picked into small buckets and then tipped into the hod, which is carried to the trailer. When the trailer is full it will be taken to the chai
La pause café