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#2015Loire picking + global funny ball competition

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Grapes from very old Côt – around 120 years old.

Grapes from very old Côt – around 120 years old from the Clos Roche Blanche vineyards

A small photo gallery from Monday (20th September 2015) in AC Touraine and Cheverny.

Clos Roche Blanche: AC Touraine + Vin de France 

Florian – grand chef assessing the quality of the Côt.

Florian – grand chef assessing the quality of the Côt – above and below

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Florian with his father – Marc.

Florian with his father – Marc.

A horse to transport the grapes.

A horse to transport the grapes.

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Julien, who has taken over the vineyards on the retirement of Catherine and Didier

Julien, who has taken over the vineyards on the retirement of Catherine and Didier

Catherine and Didier may have retired from running the Clos Roche Blanche but the name lives on thanks to the T-shirt of Claire – Catherine's daughter.

Catherine and Didier may have retired from running the Clos Roche Blanche but the name lives on thanks to the T-shirt of Claire – Catherine’s daughter.

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Terra Laura: Cheverny

Laura Semeria and her Romarantin – ready to pick later this week.

Laura Semeria and her Romorantin – ready to pick later this week.

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Gamay in Cheverny

Gamay in Cheverny

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Gamay falling from the destemmer.

Gamay falling from the destemmer.

Gamay and its juice heading up the conveyor belt to the vat.

Gamay and its juice heading up the conveyor belt to the vat.

Following Hervé’s orders….
Last week we all received an executive order from our chief editor – Hervé – to concentrate this week’s posts on some World Cup now apparently taking place. Initially I thought Hervé might have been mistaken and meant the Cycling World Championships. I soon dismissed this as Hervé would not want the level of grief that a series of posts on cycling would have brought on his head from the wild man of the Mal à la Têt Valley (Roussillon) – Luc Charlier.

I gather this World Cup is played with a sort of squashed football.

Hervé wanted us to recommend a wine from a country involved in this competition, so assuming that South Africa plays this sport I am very happy to recommend two producers’ wines, especially the Chenin from Ken Forrester, and from Mullineux Wines.

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5 réflexions sur “#2015Loire picking + global funny ball competition

  1. Nice pictures Jim, but why the horse?, was it brought out just for the pictures or can’t they afford a tractor?

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    • David I suspect and fear that you are becoming a Parisian. Over the past week from around 13th September there has been some very heavy rain in the Loire. Our friends at Lamé Delisle Boucard recored 87mm last week, so the ground, espcially is there is clay present is pretty wet. No easy for a tractor whereas this is no problem for a horse, irrespective of whether it has its photo taken…

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  2. Talking about horses. The Irish water polo federation has just been dismantled. Too many horses had drowned.

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  3. That’s because they put too much whiskey in the water.

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