Wednesday, 16 October 2013
2013 Loire Vintage: various photos from our vintage travels
Pinot Noir stems being ejected - Henri Bourgeois
View from Clos de la Poussie down to village of Bué
Picnic above Bué: CRM and Chris Kissack
with provisions mainly bought from charcuterie in Bué
Ubiquitous vans to transport pickers: Alphonse Mellot
It takes a lot of water to make wine!
Cleaning up equipment@Domaine Vacheron
Amphores are definitely trending..
Without one where is your winery cred?
Part of the Clos du Papillon, Savennières
above the Château des Vaults (3.10.2013)
Clos du Papillon (3.10.13): bunches (above and below) from vines inside walled part
As far as I know no grapes yet picked here on this date.
Vignerons in Anjou were just getting started on early varieties: Grolleau etc.
Rot has been a feature of 2013 throughout Loire
but without (to date) rotten tastes or much concentration
Clos du Papillon: vines to right of the track (as u face the Loire)
that leads past the Moulin de Gué to the Clos du Papillon
Richard Kelley has a very good map of the AC here
Château du Nozet, Ladoucette
Following special request from Eric Florkin dog bite on right calf pics taken a couple of days after event (18.9.13) – now healed up, fortunately.
Beware the badlands of Saint-Georges-sur-Cher also rampaging braques de weimar!