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Sunday, 20 September 2015

#2015Loire: harvesting Côt (Malbec) @Vincent Roussely in Angé

After taking photos of the Marchais family and harvesting in Epeigné-les-Bois on Saturday we headed to Angé a little further east in the Cher Valley to see Vincent Roussely receive his first trailer load of Côt (Malbec). Vincent's Côt is in Saint-Georges-sur-Cher – around 10 kilometres to the west. 

The first load of Côt arriving

Backing the tractor and trailer in through the 
narrow entrance to the cellar

Impressively Vincent has time to talk to a group of visitors 
at the same time as harvesting

Vincent with a small quantity of dry ice 
– used to protect the juice in the vat

Vincent chucking the dry ice into the underground vat

The newly hand picked Côt

The fermenting vat 

 Grapes heading up thr conveyor belt to the destemmer

 Grapes dropping into the destemmer 
(above and below)

Côt juice falling into the vat
made cloudy by the dry ice 

Vincent's Côt in his Saint-Georges-sur-Cher vineyard 
(above and below) 

 Pickers (some from Bulgaria) in the Saint-Georges vineyard 
(above and below)

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