Monday 22nd September 2014 and the grapes being picked today include Chardonnay and some Cabernet Franc for the sparkling.
Here are a few shots from the early harvest activity today.
Chardonnay hand picked into buckets and then transfered to crates for Ackerman
Chardonnay machine picked for Domaine Aupy - Puy Notre Dame
Happy crew hand picking grapes for the Cremant de Loire for Bouvet Laduaby
Chardonnay for the Cremant de Loire of Bouvet Ladubay
One of the growers for Bouvet Ladubay outside Le Puy Notre Dame
Equipment being prepared at Domaine des Guyons in Le Puy
Equipment being prepared at Domaine des Hauts Baurds in - Puy Notre Dame
The Ackerman installation just outside Le Puy Notre Dame
Machine harvesting at Domaine Aupy
Chardonnay in the shade waiting to be taken for pressing at the Ackerman installation