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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Vintage 2011 update - Chateau de Villeneuve

Chateau de Villeneuve is due to start bringing in the Chenin Blanc this Tuesday and the Cabernet Franc will follow on the 19th September. These photos were taken yesterday in the vineyard surrounding the chateau. The Cabernet Franc looks very healthy with little noticeable rot but the Chenin is less consistent. Heavy downpours all this morning in Saumur Champigny will frustrate growers further as they approach harvest.

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