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The Vines (23 may 2011)

The first shears shots have been given today! The vine takes its summer colors.

The Chardonnay is in full flowering, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Black will be in a few days.

Some people started to
prognostic the dates for the harvest, we heard it could be 20th August or even 18th. (For the record, the earliest harvest was in 2003 with the first secateurs shots given August 21st).

In our case, we believe that we will begin to August 30 or September 1. To be continued...

News from the Vines (12 may 2011)

Since my last post, nearly a month ago, the vines grew quickly. There are between 8 and 12 unfolded leaves. The landscape has gone from winter to summer!
With these high temperatures for April and May, the vines have between two to three weeks in advance. The budding and leaf removal is almost complete. The strings are already tyed-up between the first and second nail.
In addition to the growth of the vine, the grapes are well in advance. If the weather conditions continue, it is likely that the harvest will start in late August! This would be more than exceptional!