Saturday, 5 September 2015
2015 Loire – getting ready for the off!
Picking in Sancerre September 2009
Not long before picking gets underway and may already have done so for Chardonnay for sparkling wines in the Saumur area.
The Luneau family celebrating their 2014 Muscadet harvest
Pierre-Marie listens to his wines ....
In the Pays Nantais Marie Chartier-Luneau (Domaine Luneau-Papin) says that picking will start in the middle of this coming week. Their close neighbour Fréd Niger Van Herck (Domaine de l'Ecu) will be starting on Wednesday.
Jean-Pierre Chevallier (Château de Villeneuve) August 2005
Jean-Pierre Chevallier (Château de Villeneuve) expects to start picking his Chenin around 21st September. As of yesterday the grapes are at 9.8% potential alcohol with 6.8 acidity.
Jim's Loire welcomes news from Loire producers on the 2015 vintage – whether you have started or when you expect start. Merci beaucoup d'avance.