A very hot month of may, sardines, and a new website!
The threat of frost appears to be over, the vines thankfully unscathed and indeed now in great shape. We had a welcome 20mm of rain last Sunday, and it’s been up in the 30s all week. Flowering has been and gone… early this year, and we have great looking fully formed bunches of baby grapes looking to expand and develop to make their way it into our 2022s.
We are in the process of ‘pliage’, literally folding the vines into position on the wire supports above them, and also a manual ‘epamprage’- the removal of the little unwanted shoots round the trunk and top of the vine. Of course it’s far too early to determine the quality of the vintage, but things are nicely on track.
Our 19s are available and we’ve had some more great press, including a whopping 92 from Jeb Dunnuck : 'impeccably made wine, the 2019 Château Canon Chaigneau sports a dense purple hue as well as a great nose of wild strawberries, darker cherries, leafy herbs, and spring flowers. Soft, supple, and just undeniably delicious, it’s a terrific buy’