What can we say
about the year 2020 at this point.
The beginning of the year
was a bit complicated…
a bit complicated because of…
But today when we take a look here,
it looks like this year’s production
is among the most…
the most beautiful, the healthiest,
and the earliest ever.
The year began very dry,
that was wonderful,
as it allowed us to do a lot of work…
so the vines benefited from this early…
it was a dry year
which gave us healthy vines,
a little rain from time to time,
just enough for the grapes to develop,
and so the vines didn’t suffer.
But this will be one of our very dry years…
So this meant we could treat less
and still have a superb quality.
Flowering is finished,
it went really well.
The vines have never been better,
we’ve detected no signs of disease
anywhere, on any of the parcels,
They’re all magnificent.
we had a lot to do in a short time.
at other times
it grew a bit more slowly…
so this allowed us more time to work…
Based on what we see today…
we are going to have
one of the earliest harvests ever,
this will be my 20th harvest…
and so it appears
this year’s harvest is going to be held…
the end of August.
This will be the first harvest I’ve seen
that will begin at the end of August,
since I first began working here in 2001.
So it’s an exceptional year…
the vines look great, they’re loaded,
well formed bunches,
we can only hope for enough rain,
to plump them up
and give us sufficient juice..
But the quality
we have here is exceptional.
If the weather doesn’t play any tricks
with a storm or similar,
we should have superb fruit.
With a hot year like this one
the alcohol content should be good.
Everything is going so well!
Everything looks as though
this will be an exceptional year.
We just need to have the weather
cooperate from here until the harvest.
But when we see all our parcels
with their canopy like this,
we can’t ask for better.
And the soil here,
We had the time to work the soil,
which was very pleasant.
Usually the soil
has a lot more grass build up,
but we took the time to work it,
but without it needing to be as frequent,
so the ground is cleaner than usual…
in terms of weeds.
So we’ll cross our fingers,
but for now this year,
at least from what we see now,
this will be an exceptional year for us.
As for the grape harvest,
we’ve already begun recruiting,
earlier than usual…
because the harvest will be early
and we need to be ready.
But the problem…
on top of an earlier harvest
the COVID-19 situation…
this year has made things…
made things, fortunately for us,
didn’t effect much of our work.
This because we could take
all the necessary precautions…
social distancing, hand sanitizer,
gloves and masks,
we had everything we needed.
by working outside we were safer
than people in stores or anywhere else.
So we hope you will be numerous
for our 2020 harvest…
set for the end of August.
we will welcome
all serious workers with pleasure!