Yesterday Wednesday, September 7: 1 st day of harvest of red grapes, young 3 years old vines, located in La Grézolle, in the commune of Saint Sulpice de Faleyrens. Purchased in 1991, just 15 days before the terrible frost. We performed miracles: Valandraud 1992, 1995 and 1998 are there to prove it.
This vineyard was the end of its life and has to be pulled up with sadness and replanted with hope and joy, for we just have to wait a few years to see if we can, one day, make good wine, if our choice of rootstock, clone, density and viticulture methods are good! The grapes will be used this year for a 3rd second cuvée, the taste is rarely there in 3 year old vines, although we’ve always done miracles in Saint Etienne de Lisse.
Thursday, September 8, we are harvesting of old vines of white of Domaine Virginie Thunevin in Lalande de Fronsac.