2016 turned out to be a very tricky year for them with miniscule yeilds of around 6hl/ha.
Natural Wines – a few thoughts
There is no legal definition of ‘natural’ – so confusing for the poor consumer trying to get to grips with all the many approaches to growing vines and making wine.
Loire Harvest 2014 with Pithon-Paillé
Pickers picking, grapes arriving, press pressing, juice settling, Isabelle cooking, Joseph washing barrels, Jo surveying and Wendy welcoming – it was all hands on deck yesterday at Pithon-Paille. After 2 years with tiny yields (7 and 11hl/ha), there are plenty of smiles in the winery this year as volumes are up to around 25hl/ha (still low but much more encouraging) and grapes are coming in looking ripe and healthy.