Today we bottled our lovely 2011 Saussignac. the mobile bottling machine comes to us and in a morning we bottled around 6000 bottles including some 2012 dry white. Just once the corking part of the machine got over enthusiastic and double corked the bottle below.
Tomorrow is our first harvest day and this afternoon our shared harvesting machine arrived for its before dawn start tomorrow. You can see Julian,the driver, is not certain of the weather as he has left his wellies ready.
This great state of the art machine picks cleanly leaving lizards,rotten grapes and leaves where they belong.
Sue Temperley writes the Wine and Wildlife blog.