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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

2016 Loire: Emmanuel Ogereau gives an update on their Anjou harvest

Emmanuel Ogereau

Emmanuel Ogereau (Domaine Ogereau, Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay): "We have picked the Chenin for our Anjou Sec. The quality is very good but yields are very low. We lost 50% through the April frosts in our Chenin blocks. Furthermore, in the grapes that we do have, there is very little juice due to the prolonged drought since early July. Maybe we are getting 20 hl/ha. But the juice is very well balanced and precise. 

"We will be doing the Premier Tri for our Coteaux de Layon tomorrow. We have some botrytis with potential degrees at 17/18%.

"Overall we expect our global yield to be between 10-15hl/ha. 

"We have much better news of our friends, the Sérols in the Côte Roannaise, who report an exceptional vintage having escaped the frost. The same applies to the Domaine Bérioles in Saint-Pourçain."


A snippet:
Couly-Dutheil (Chinon) started picking on Monday 10th October. Arnaud Couly estimates that their harvest will be 55% down due to the complicated conditions of the 2016 growing season. 



Bob Rossi said...

Emmanuel looks so young, but it sounds like he might be in charge now. 3 years ago, when we got lost in that area, we stumbled upon Domaine Ogerau, whose name I was familiar with. We rang the bell, and Vincent Ogerau came out and opened the tasting room and poured his pretty much everything on hand. He didn't seem like a particularly old man, so I was surprised recently when I started to read about his son taking over more and more of the work.

Jim Budd said...

Bob. Vincent and Catherine Ogereau are still very much involved but Emmanuel takes an increasingly important role. He is now well into his 20s and it is not unusual for the latest generation to take over at this age. The life of a vigneron is tough!