White: the harvest goes on with the Sauvignon Gris and Sauvignon Blanc, our “old” vines.
This week we will probably pick young vines of Merlot in Saint Sulpice de Faleyrens (La Grezolle) and probably two or three vines, knowing that we will be guided, as usual, by the health of our grapes and the weather.
In the words of Stéphane Toutoundji on his blog: “2011 you annoy me! “... (in French) I would have been more rude – no doubt due to my lack of education.
Hard to me more complicated than the weather in 2011, and yet it looks like we will be able to make a correct vintage, if not a good vintage if the sun, the wind and cool nights deigned to look after the birth of this 2011.
Same situation in the Roussillon, according to our consultant Claude Gros. As of today, the prognosis is 2002 or 2001. And it's not the same! With, in addition plenty of grapes and over there “quantity” on the hillsides is 30 to 40 hectoliters / hectare!