With temperatures hitting 40 degrees on the limestone of the vineyards above the Chateau we appreciate the older vines, about 55 years old, which have such deep roots that they cope just fine with the heat. The grapes pictured here began to turn from green to red about ten days ago. Now they are ripening to perfection
Humphrey preparing the Chateau Lestevenie stand at our village fete. with the temperatures reaching 38 degrees the challenge is keeping the white and rose wine cool. Supper was at long tables in the grounds of Chateau Gageac
Sue Temperley writes the Wine and Wildlife blog.