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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 14:33

Harvest Flight Over Sainte Rose

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Written by Charles Simpson
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Harvest Flight Over Sainte Rose   The video below was filmed in September 2013 during our grape harvest.  With the use of a Quadcopter and Go-Pro camera, we were able to capture these unique shots of the chateau, vineyards and winery.  Enjoy!      
Monday, 23 September 2013 15:28

End of the '13 White Grape Harvest

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Written by Ruth Simpson
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End of the 2013 White Grape Harvest   All six of our white grape varieties have now been harvested and their juice is safely in tanks in the winery.  The early varieties such as the Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are almost finished primary fermentation, whilst the latest varieties that were picked over the weekend, the Marsanne and Roussanne, have been cold stabilised, racked and will gently begin their fermentation over the next couple of days.  It has been a very intense white harvest due to the late start, with more overnight picking in quick succession than in previous years.  Happily…
Saturday, 14 September 2013 08:01

2013 Harvest Update

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Written by Ruth Simpson
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2013 Harvest Update   The late-starting 2013 harvest has now picked up speed and is proving to be as full-on as we expected it to be.  The first Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grapes for still wine were picked on 29/30/31st of August, the latest start date ever for still wine!  In that first tranche we also picked our small block of Muscat, which came in with its usual intense aromatics – proving once again a little goes a long way!   As usual, we don't pick all of the same variety at once.  Our goal is to obtain a flavour…
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