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You will find infos about the vines, the cellar, our latests news and also infos about Champagne.

dimanche 14 juin 2015

Wildlife in the vineyard

Sometimes, we meet wildlife. They hide but we can see them. 

What is he hiding this vine?

A baby hare

Starving tenants

jeudi 4 juin 2015

Tynig up and flowering

 The weather of these recent days and the one to come will not facilitate the work of the vine.
Important winds early this week, expected showers, thunderstorms (which we escaped for the moment) and temperature differences from one day to the next (Friday, June 5: 33°C - Saturday, June 6: 22°C and 28°C today announced and lower temperatures early next week) result in uneven growth. 

Friday June 5 storms which we escaped

Still, the tying up continues



Flowering is well advanced in the plots of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir...

... And had started in the plots of Pinot Meunier

In the same plot, the flower begins only ...

...When some, the entire cluster is in blossom

Close inflorescences 

End of Disbudding, Tying-up and Weather

Disbudding ended Tuesday, June 2 under the sun and heat. Tying-up is still going on.

Sunrise this morning (the vineyards around the house are not tying up)

The coming days will be warm but the storms are predicted for the weekend. Just hope that we will miss them.

What a beautiful map of France, we would like to see more of this!