No Stress with a Vintage like this - Chateau Loupiac Gaudiet
Friday, September 30th, Sweet sun in the vineyards of sweet Bordeaux wines. “No stress with a vintage like this,” said Daniel Sanfourche smiling from Chateau Loupiac Gaudiet. The weather is beautiful; the botrytised grapes dry quickly under the blazing sun and the east wind.
“Anyway, we need to take time to properly sort grapes and the press in the cellar cannot go faster,” he explained. 18 pickers cut the perfect grapes. They return each year and work well. “Before I saw my grandmother cooking the poultry of the house or the pork for the table of pickers” he remembers. Times have changed.
Harvest is still made by the family anyway. His girls, his cousin and Nicolas, his son, when he’s not on his surf board. We like to call Nicolas, the “surfer of the slopes”. “The Garonne is a little muddy” but he knows a good spot to surf the tidal bores. “Vintages pass and do not look alike,” added Daniel. In any case, the juices are very rich, clear, and crisp.
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