Harvesting red Crozes Hermitage starts under the sunshine as well. The alcohol contents are high: at least 13°.
Under the sunshine, the ambience is great…
Except for those who carry the heavy loads…
But after a hard morning’s work, it’s time for a hearty meal. It looks as if the harvesters have only come for Maryline’s tasty dishes.
Those who feel knackered, soon recover and are fit to work again.
Harvesting white Crozes Hermitage started 2 weeks early under a glorious sunshine. The 2009 vintage looks promising as all the vintage years ending by 9 (1969,1979,1989,1999), besides the beautiful summer we have had is a good indication of a great vintage year.
A great year but small quantities. As the saying goes, you can’t have your cake and eat it.
We have been blessed all along this period with lots of sunshine and summer-like temperatures.
Considering the alcohol and phenol levels, we can expect a very good vintage.
2007 has been a surprising year. First, a wonderful spring time suggested an early grape harvest, but July and August were colder thus restoring the natural cycle so that the grape harvest started on September 20, under the sunshine (almost on the same day as in 2006).