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Post by Santiago » Sat 07 Sep 2013 10:28

We started the 2013 harvest with Grenache gris this year. As many will know, the season is late by about 10 days and what's more, different grape varieties are late by different amounts which is making it tricky to decide which vineyard to pick.

On the other hand, the quality of the grapes is very high. Almost no fungal or insect damage.

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Post by Kate » Sat 07 Sep 2013 11:25

Bon courage

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Post by opas » Sat 07 Sep 2013 13:57

New harvest, new look Jonathan.......new wife? :D

My back aches at the thought! Good luck
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Post by Santiago » Sun 08 Sep 2013 09:20

opas wrote:New harvest, new look Jonathan.......new wife? :D

My back aches at the thought! Good luck
Don't try to get me into trouble!

That is Ruth, wine aficionado and Rachel friend's sister. Here to get some hands-on experience (and don't start with your double entendres).
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Post by russell » Sun 08 Sep 2013 10:28

Hope the thunderstorms haven't done too much damage.

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Post by Santiago » Sun 08 Sep 2013 12:50

We haven't had any damaging thunderstorms here in the vineyards of the Roussillon, touch wood. The rain will be quite good for the vines. They had them up in the Aude. Hail damage at this time of year would be a disaster.
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Post by BT » Sun 13 Oct 2013 11:36

Just back from 5 days in '66. Very few bunches of grapes still hanging from the vines. Has the harvest lived up to expectations?

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Post by Santiago » Sun 13 Oct 2013 17:07

I must say that I'm very happy with the quality of my grapes and also have high hopes for the wines that they are busy making. It's been a difficult vintage to make decisions and I think one where the quality of wines will vary between producers who had the patience and courage to wait and those who harvested too early.

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Here's my vintage crew on the last day.

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We were not quite so happy when we discovered that a fire had burnt about 200 vines the week before.

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Post by BT » Sun 13 Oct 2013 21:13

Santiago,

Thanks for posting your photos. I will drop by in July to get a few bottles of 2011/2

Regards

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