Now is not he time to wait for perfection. With this current hot and wet weather, we are doing our best to collect high quality grapes in spite of some botrytis starting here and there. If this rot is noble and welcome in Sauternes, in Saint Emilion we are rushing to win the race against it.
Of course all the work done in the vineyard during the summer (green harvest, deleafing....) means that our grapes are not too close to one another and that the sun and wind when present, can be the best cure to allow our grapes to be rather great.
Those last few days have worked the tannins just fine. Our harvest team works18 rows at once, all in all we currently employ 60 workers in our vineyard everyday.
As far as performance improvement goes (thank you new Saint Emilion classification !) we have bought a second grapes sorting machine, which was most needed even if the budget reaches 100 000 euro...