Thursday, 4 October 2012
2012 Loire Vintage: Sancerre picking on the Cul de Beaujeu + Monts Damnés
October 3rd 2012: picking on the steep slopes of the Cul de Beaujeu
The slopes around the little village of Chavignol are very steep. Les Monts Damnés to the north of the village are well known, while the Cul de Beaujeu is less well known but at least as steep. Yesterday there were two teams of pickers on the Cul. Given the steepness of the slope, it is clearly hard physical work, particularly for the hod carriers who have to continually climb up and down the slopes.
Pickers like ants on the steep slopes (above and below)
Team across on the equally steep Côte des Monts Damnés with Chavignol in foreground