Wednesday, 28 September 2016
2016 Loire harvest – brief updates inc Sancerre + Pouilly
The Ban des Vendanges for Pouilly-Fumé/Pouilly-sur-Loire is on Friday 30th September.
Even though Sancerre is further west, so closer to the Atlantic Ocean, their Ban des Vendanges is a day later – Saturday 1st October.
Elsewhere in the Central Vineyards picking in Quincy and Reuilly started at least a week ago.
Had time today for a quick VTT (mountain bike – technical term but a considerable misnomer in this part of the Loire) ride through some of the vineyards of Saint-Georges-sur-Cher (Loir-et-Cher) dropping in briefly on Vincent Lacour in in the hamlet of Vrigny.
Vincent was just finishing his last bin of Sauvignon Blanc. "Our Sauvignon Blanc is very variable this year but it is too soon to know the level of quality."
Sign in Vrigny for the Vincent Lacour winery
Pressed Sauvignon Blanc skins
Vincent's father finishing
helping to empty the trailer