It took us 4 days of hard work in a still very hot environment to harvest the grapes that are now producing our rosé 09.
We had to start quite early this year since sugar content was starting to become quite elevated and because acidity (which is a key point for me) was declining. The result is, so far, quite yummy...
Here are 4 videos that will show you some pictures of this (note that the dates showed are obviously not the right ones and that they don't play in the right chronological order)
We are now resting our backs before resuming for the grapes which will produce our reds 09. If sugar is there, our grapes need to finalize the "phenolic maturity" which takes into consideration the level of maturity of the anthocyanins and the tannins of the grape, and more specifically all elements found in the skin.
So far, our grapes are as beautiful and healthy as can be. Keep sending positive thought for nice weather.
Jean-Marc - Domaine Rouge-Bleu