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jeudi 16 août 2012

A good thing done

After yet another ride with the straddle tractor, the last one was done yesterday afternoon. All sides have been sheared. The grass between the vines has been grilled. Now all we need is the grapes to ripen slowly and color (with the help of the weather).

See you in a few weeks to know the "appellation" and for the date of the harvest!

lundi 13 août 2012

Veraison or Ripening of the Grapes

Here we are! We started to see some grape berries turn green to redish. It is called the veraison.

But the grapes are at different stages of ripening.

It is still difficult at this stage to define the harvest date. Everything will depend on what the weather will be for the coming month...

mardi 7 août 2012

Years follow...

Years follow but don't look alike!  
Some photos taken a year apart (within few days)

Pinot Meunier (taken today August, 7th 2012)

Pinot Meunier (taken August, 3rd 2011)

Pinot Meunier (taken August, 18 2011 within 10 days of the harvest)