Both the Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc are flowering here at Le Tasting Room. Here in Anjou we are always a little behind the vineyards further east where many vines have finished flowering and the fruit has set. The weather hasn’t been great for flowering this year. Ideally we are looking for bright sunny days with a light breeze. This ensures an even pollination and fruit set. The recent storms and driving rain have not been wonderful news but it seems that the region has avoided any hail damage this year unlike Bordeaux and Champagne.
Loire valley vineyard update 4 June 2018 – Flowering
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News from the Loire – Chateau des Vaults open 7 days a week
From the 1st May until the 31st October 2018 Chateau des Vaults (Domaine du Closel) is open every day, 7 days a week for visits to the park, vineyard and tasting room.
In the centre of the pretty village of Savennières, Chateau des Vaults makes fine white wines from the Chenin Blanc grape.5 May, 2018
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