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@frenchwinetours

Micaela and Sue running #Loire Wine Tours & Vineyard Maison d'Hotes. Our love of Art, Wine & Jazz lead us to this beautiful place in the vines. Come follow...

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Down at The Old Dog & Duck...

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View from our window this morning. Vines turning yellow...glad the storm passed quickly last night!

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A dream achieved! Have finally got the hens running free range in the vines!

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...means ready to hand harvest all the remaining reds. Just finished hand de-stemming!

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Machine Harvesting the Cabernet Franc at the house today...

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Found my first Solex Kris! ...but 400 euros a tad cher?

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World Leaders for Sale....at the Chinon Brocante

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...got that off my chest now back to the grapes!

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Hardwork but rewarded with a barrel tasting of the Saumur Blanc 2008 & just in barrel 2009!

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The happy team works it way along the rows picking the bunches in to buckets which are then transfer to crates for transportation back to the winery.

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...and now for the Cabernet Franc. Organic. Grapes lovely and clean.

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Blue skies & golden chenin. We are leaving the botrytis grapes later for the moelleux...must dash back for 13:30hrs to start on the Cabernet Franc

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Found the crates we are to pick into but no sign of the crew yet!

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Setting off by bike this morning to look for the team we are harvesting with today...around Le Puy Notre Dame Saumur AOC

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Boy with Dog - Don't you just adore this miniature study at the David D'Angers Sculpture Gallery in Angers

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Flying the flag for equality even though we can't be there! #NEM

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Eggs for breakfast? No - Pear Sorbet & Financiers Palate Cleanser at http://www.une-ile.fr in Angers YUM!

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Afternoon tea stop at Pots & Deco in Candes St Martin with iiiii's beautiful pottery

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Just look at that lovely clean bunch of Chenin destined for a Saumur Blanc Sec 2009

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Harvesting the Chenin Blanc by hand on Sunday 4th October before the rain!!

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