Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Cooperative starts Sauvignon harvest (at last)

A notice outside the Aspiran Cooperative announcing the start of the Sauvignon harvest, 4th September 2013. The caves at Aspiran and Puilacher will receive all the grapes over 4 days from 195 hectares in the central Hérault valley.

The estimate is 400 Tonnes a day which will give Clochers et Terroirs the equivalent of well over 2 million bottles of wine equating to a yield of 80 hectolitres/hectare (seems high to me as an independent grower fanatic).

There is a reminder to add metabisulphite (E223 or E224) so this won't be vin naturel sans soufre.

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