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Direct from the Vineyard

grapesIn early July, the vines grew untroubled in the fine summer weather, briefly abandoned by winegrowers and their partners on holiday.
Lovingly tended and laid out in perfectly straight rows, the vines are currently soaking up the sun and warmth. Sometimes, after a shower, their increased vigour cases a spurt of growth, calling for further trimming.
The leaf canopy is excellent and the grapes are doing very well. A few berries are just starting to change colour as you can see from this photo I took at our plot in Chassagne, in the Premier Cru Clos Saint Jean.
This degree of ripeness usually takes place about the 5th of August!

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