Salt & Old Vines

By Richard W H Bray

A real taste of winemaking - true stories about a wine, the people who make it and the place it's made

Sunday, 10 April 2016

a little photographic update

I've already been to France three times this year, almost all for work (there was a decadent meal involving lots of truffles, as well as a Burns Supper involving whisky...). As the wines settle, it's becoming more apparent that 2015 is going to be quite an excellent vintage in the Roussillon. As usual, I dragged my camera along to snap a bit of the story (click the images for the full-size, prettier, hi-res versions of the photos). I also updated my other shed, here. If you've not yet supported In Cathedral's Shadow, now's a great time to do so.


Andy & Julien empty the two tanks of lees from the 2015 vintage into the tanker truck. They'll be distilled into industrial alcohol and used to fortify Rivesaltes and Banyuls


Andy selects samples from barrels for our new cuvée to be bottled under the Consolation label.


Racking 2015 Mas Cristine Le Grill Rouge


Plain trees in Collioure's market square, looking lovely in the January light

 

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