Château La Grâce Dieu - Les Menuts

- Work in the vineyards -

Work on the new vintage starts in the depths of winter with pruning, a savoir-faire that is passed on ensuring quantity, quality and durability of the vine stock.
During March, the appearance of the seedlings and mechanical working of the soil ensures soil aeration whilst respecting the environment. During the summer work is carried out manually, respecting the rhythm of the vine, until the harvest, when we meet up again with our faithful team.

A great vintage cannot exist without the hands that make it!
The 2009 will be bottled after ageing for a year in barrels and from May you are welcome to come and try this exceptional vintage.


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July sees us green harvesting, which is similar to the harvest in September, but has the aim of improving the quality of our vintages by leaving only the best bunches of grapes on the vines.

The very warm weather and low humidity index have been essential to producing a healthy crop. Despite this, we still had to keep a careful look out for powdery mildew (oidium), a white powder like fungus which covers the berries and destroys them, as it is so common and destructive.

The end of spring and the summer have allowed us to prepare for what we believe will be an exceptional 2006 harvest. That said, in accordance with the winemaker’s proverb « c’est le mois d’août qui fait le moût » (the month of August causes the mould), it really is August that will determine the harvest’s quality.


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Vignobles Pilotte - Audier - Château La Grâce Dieu Les Menuts - 33330 Saint-Émilion
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