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Thursday, 2 October 2014

2014 Loire Vintage: picking Cabernet Franc@Epeigné-les-Bois

 2014 Cabernet Franc@Epeigné-les-Bois 

Photos from this morning's picking in James Marchais' vineyard@Chossay featuring a small elite equipe de vendangeurs. 

 Small team of elite pickers including Denis in James Marchais' vineyard

 James Marchais@work

Picking into small cases

 Small crop of healthy grapes 


Picking under a radiant sky
 Mark Robertson in the neighbouring Clos Chossay 
looking at his netted reds. The Côt and Cabernet 
will be picked on Saturday.
Small yield due to unfavourable weather@flowering

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