We spent part of today wandering around the Aubance and the Layon, including another look at Chaume and Quarts de Chaume, before heading to Savennières for a delightful and simple picnic in the Clos le Grand Beaupréau. Getting to Savennières is decidedly difficult at the moment as the highway department has clearly decided that the start of vintage is the ideal moment to dig up most of the roads around Savennières.
Botyris developing rapidly in Christian Papin's Les Fontanelles vineyard (Coteaux de l'Aubance)
A neighbouring parcel to Christian's showing the danger this year of a slightly higher yield and less aerated bunches with the danger of grey rot developing
Christophe Daviau measuring fermenting must@Domaine de Bablut