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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

AC Vouvray – fleeting look

The viewof Château de Moncontour from the road along the northside of the Loire from Rochecorbon to Vouvray

This morning before heading to Pauillac we had a fleeting look at some vines in Vouvray, just to try to gauge how the grapes were coming along.

Ripening Chenin – signs of the grapes turning translucent

Blitzed vines – desherbage: 5 biodiversité: 0


Luc Charlier said...

Be careful in Pauillac, Jim, and take care of your lady too : the harvesting machine is attacking ”la grande parcelle” de Latour as of tomorrow. Danger ! In Mouton, they’re going to wait for another couple of days. They want the extra-ripeness in order to pick at 11° ... for the elegance!

Jim's Loire said...

Luc. Many thanks for the warning. We are taking due precautions while in Pauillac. Fortunately the water here is drinkable in moderation.

Look out for a world exclusive on Les 5 du Vin this coming Tuesday.