2016 turned out to be a very tricky year for them with miniscule yeilds of around 6hl/ha.
There are different ways to prune vines. Here in the Loire in Anjou we see a lot of Single Guyot and Double Guyot pruning, a cane replacement system.
Pruning in the Loire valley
Bâttonage is the French word for stirring the ‘lees’
A few things that you might not know about the Loire valley.
The wines from Domaine Ogereau in Anjou were tasting fantastic when we visited last week
Close to the banks of the Loire and overlooking the small island of Behuard, Liv Domäne has found a delightful spot to base herself and her winery.
Antoine carefully removed the cork and checked the wine. It was perfect – a beautiful golden colour but still crystal clear gleaming in the glass.
We’re happy to add another local producer to our Loire wine tastings this year, Domaine de la Bergerie in Anjou.
The first real chance to get a handle on the current vintage is at the annual trade tastings which happen at the end of January beginning of February each year.