Tuesday, 7 October 2014
2014 Loire: Domaine Joël Delaunay, AC Touraine
Joël Delaunay of Domaine Joël Delaunay
@Pouillé, now run for a number of years by his son Thierry
Last Friday we dropped in on Domaine Joël Delaunay to see Joël and Thierry. "We are very happy with the yields – for our Sauvignon Blanc it is between 60-65 hl/ha," said Thierry. Tasting the juice it had good body and balance and certainly not dilute. This is one of the few domaines where the producer has reported yields towards the maximum allowed under the AC system. Many other producers have bemoaned that they would have preferred a rather more generous crop especially after 2012 and 2013.
Olivier Flamand (Domaine Flamand Deletang) was the other producer, who was happy with his yields.
Raking machine harvested Sauvignon Blanc onto the conveyor belt