dimanche 30 septembre 2007
Our harvest time ended on the 23rd of September. This took place in our steepest single vineyard planted with Sauvignon Blanc grapes, which then put an end to the most astonishing harvest of this decade. It was a hard work for our hand-pickers and especially for the back-baskets carriers, who could carry up to 60kg of grapes on 30-40% incline. In order to be grateful for their labour and to celebrate this new vintage, we have organized, as each year, the “poêlée”, which concludes the harvest time. However the work is not finished at the cellar, the white fermentation still continues and will last for some time. Then the wines will bleed to separate them of the sediments, called lees and composed of inert ferments (yeasts, bacteria). Maturation on very fine lees is done until the bottling in spring 2008. Back at the cellar, last week we finished to take off the Pinot noir from the tank, at the end of the maceration of the skins, pulp and juice.