Grapevine Archive for August, 2009
We are already a week into the 2009 harvest in the South of France and so far so good. Yesterday’s mini heatwave here has been the norm in the South of France with daytime temperatures in the mid 30’s. People are picking whites at the moment, early ripening varieties such as chardonnay and muscat with good early results for the muscat. To ripen fruit properly though, you need water as well as sunshine and growers are quietly praying for rain next week. A day or two of rain followed by more wall to wall sunshine will be just the ticket.