Aug. 13: The grapes are maturing

Work in progress - Vineyards

The month of August is already over...We are always surprised to discover that harvesting time comes round again so quickly...It is true, the grapes are beginning to change colour and we can't stop ourselves from making the first tests for ripeness. We are to be found in the vineyards gathering our small bags of grapes and pressing them to retain the juice which is still lacking in sugar and very acid...but we were so eager to know!A potential alcohol content of 9 or 10% is enough to reassure us; it seems that maturity this year is some 10 days later than last year.But next week we will be testing again, to be certain that this famous maturity doesn't creep up by surprise!

Aug. 13: The grapes are maturing
Aug. 13: The grapes are maturing

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