August 2007:

We started this month with the bottling of our wines from the '06 vintage. The whole range belongs to top-quality wines: the sorting the pickers remember is well rewarded!

In the vineyard, grapes ripen slowlier as we thought. The rain and the quite fresh temperatures delay the maturation. It is better this way: aromas will be finer. End of August / beginning of September should be the beginning of the Crémant harvest. It is pretty different from the 15th - 20th of August that we heard a few weeks ago!

Grapes get progressively colored and translucent: it is the veraison.

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Gewurztraminer clusters ripening