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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

2016 Loire harvest – brief updates inc Sancerre + Pouilly

The cross above Chavignol 
looking towards Sancerre 

La Loire and Pouilly-sur-Loire

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

Watching progress 
Vincent's father finishing  
helping to empty the trailer 

1 comment:

Susan said...

I took a very similar photo to yours looking over to Sancerre a few weeks ago. I suspect you simply got out of your car and took it. Very sensible. I, on the other hand, climbed up through the vines from Chavignol (literally, straight up) on one of the hottest days of the year to get to the photo op. Not my idea, and not my friend Bernadette's brightest idea either.