We are back from vacations after a 3 week deserved rest. It is now time to check all the parcels of the Domaine and start to analyse maturity samples. The sampling method is as follows:
We randomly pick 200 berries for each vineyard every week.
The berries are then pressed and sugar concentration, ph and acidity are measured. The results and the evolution week after week allow us to decide the date of harvest and the order of picking between the different parcels of vines. Also, it is very important to taste the grapes in order to check the aromas, the color and the tannins.
For sure, harvest will start in August for the Domaine Jessiaume.
We decided to start on the 29th of August and we contacted all the harvest crew to make sure they are ready.
Now it is time to start the cleaning of the bins, the buckets, the vats and prepare for the process of the grapes.
This period has to be well planned, the harvest crew is composed of 30 persons and they must know what to do to make sure everything will be fine. Loïc will be in charge of the crew this year.
Here we are, let's hope for a great harvest!
Le Domaine Jessiaume