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Thursday, 1 October 2015

#2015Loire: photos of picking 30.9.15 @La Butte (Bourgueil)

 Cabernet Franc at La Butte

Yesterday we concentrated mainly on Saumur-Champigny but on the way we had a quick look at La Butte (Bourgueil), who had been due to start yesterday but had obviously put picking back a day.

The Blots have a very efficient team this year, who are used to picking in Champagne. By the time we arrived around 10.30am Les Perrières had already been picked and they were on Mi-Pente. The grapes looked and tasted very good.   

An almost redundant sorting table 

Christophe analysing the 2015 Cabernet Franc

Jean-Philippe Blot at the sorting table above the underground chai

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