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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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Anyone know if these mushrooms are edible? They look tasty...#foraging

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...and in between there are some good bunches. So selection is critical which is not something a machine harvester does as it shakes all the grapes off the vine whatever the condition.

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Some of those that survived have suffered from rot (pourriture) from the little rain we had a couple of weeks ago

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...This is what happened to grapes over exposed to the sun & lack of rain since June - dried out!

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Marc du raisin - pressed grape flesh, skins & pips, distillation of which produces eau-de-vie

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State of the Art Bucher Presses being cleaned down at Langlois Chateau yesterday

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Some of our Wine Tour guests got to ride on the machine harvester outside the house yesterday..think they enjoyed being shaken around like grapes!?

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Hand picking the Chenin today in an organic parcel around Le Puy. Aymeric tells me tbis parcel ripens a little earlier than some of the others & that the vines are about 45 years old.

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Les vendanges à l'ancienne today at Saumur Chateau. I can't make it today so this shot was from last year...sky is still a blue though!

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The whites for the Cremant de Loire (Sparkling) are hand picked into crates so that the grapes don't get crushed.

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Cabernet Franc ripening in the autumn sunshine high above Parnay in the Saumur Champigny appellation today.

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Machine Harvester in Action....

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Grapes are ripe!

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So to brighten our day...yummy scrummy minty chocolate mousse at the Auberge Bienvenue in Doue!

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Fabulous views of the Loire River from the top of the Tour de Treves. Pretty sandy after the very dry summer!

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Looks like rain dear? Good to see at the Brocante in Le Thoureil

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Treves Tower is open today for Journee du Patrimoine we are heading for the top. Want to stay in Treves check out La Petit Maison Riverside Cottage on http://www.lagrandemaison.net

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St Martin from the Bell Tower on Il de Re' yesterday - c'est magnifique!

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Kilts the order of the day for ticket inspectors!

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On The Celebration Special - Cool place for a wedding reception & wine tasting whilst touring London!

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