Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Harvest Wine Tours and the 2013 Loire Vendanges

 In the vineyard with Olivier Lecomte of Chateau de Passavant
 Francois David checking the wine press at Chateau de Passavant
 In the tasting room with Jimmy Champigny of Vignoble Fouet
 Tasting the grapes at Langlois Chateau
 Machine harvesting at Chateau de Passavant
 Machine harvesting around Saumur - Le Puy Notre Dame
 Discovering how Methode Traditionelle is made at Langlois Chateau
 Checking out Guillaume's lastest piece of kit the Cosmophere at Chateau de Fosse Seche
 More machine harvesting in action
 An Old Moulin makes a great barrel room
 Beautiful picnic spots and ideal autumn weather
 Sue checking the sugars using the refractometre
 Hand picking and harvest action in Les Caves with Domaine de la Reniere
 Picking buckets ready at Domaine de la Paleine
 Getting ready outside the winery at Domaine de la Paleine
René Hughes-Gaye discusses the complications of the 2013 harvest with Micaela