No short-cuts: pruning by hand just about over in the Vineyards of Bordeaux

The monumental task of pruning the vines, come rain, storm, wind or shine, is coming to an end in the vineyards of Bordeaux. Whatever the appellation (and Bordeaux now has 60), the 117,000 hectares of vineyards have just about finished being pruned.Neat vine with one arm and eight potential buds AFTER Pruning The vine, BEFORE pruning (and … Continue reading No short-cuts: pruning by hand just about over in the Vineyards of Bordeaux

2008 Bordeaux pre and flowering

At last the sun is shining in Bordeaux after a very wet spring. The vines are about two weeks behind normal with the lack of sun and wet conditions but so far the infant light green leaves are healthy and growing.  Lot of greenery and vegetation which will be trimmed back in time during 'le rognage'.  Most … Continue reading 2008 Bordeaux pre and flowering