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Sunday, 19 September 2010

2010 harvest@Domaine Cady, Anjou + Luneau in Muscadet

2010 Gamay grapes
Brief report with photos from Cathy Shore of The Tasting Room   
'These were Gamay grapes coming in for Philippe's rosé.  He was pleased with the quality and conditions for harvesting that day were perfect -  dry and sunny.  He anticipates a few weeks before bringing in the Cabernets.  He managed to give us a great tasting in between receiving grapes and filling the press as well as pumping over the Gamay that came in the day before.  We remain impressed by Cheninsolite that has been vinified and matured in oak (Alexandre's wine).'
Alexandre Cady

My thanks to Cathy.

Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin, Le Landreau, Muscadet-de-Sèvre-et-Maine
I gather from Monique Luneau that they started picking last Tuesday and are pretty pleased with the quality of the grapes, although they are not as good as last year's exceptional vintage. They had some rain in the week following the 15th August and it was humid, so there is some rot and they have having to sort the grapes. Last year all the grapes were healthy. 
At the moment they are picking those parcels that they pick by hand and expect to finish these by the end of Wednesday. Hopefully we will be able to get down to see them. 

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