• Cabernet Franc in Anjou

Three photos taken at roughly the same time showing Cabernet Franc development in Anjou. It’s interesting to see how the vintage year has such an impact upon vine development. In 2011 the vines sprung into action early and by the end of May they were in full flower.  In 2012 you can see that the vines have not reached that point and this year we are even further behind with the lack of sunshine throughout May.  We count 100 days from flowering to harvest so it looks like we’ll be picking considerably later this year.

 

Cabernet Franc in full flower 27 May 2011

Cabernet Franc in full flower 27 May 2011

 

vines in anjou may 2012

Cabernet Franc 31 May 2012

 

Cabernet France 5 June 2013

Cabernet France 5 June 2013