Harvesting the grapes in Champagne

It’s only the beginning of September and the harvest is all but over.  I was lucky enough to spend a day with Nicolas Rainon and his wife Marie-Noelle, picking their grapes, and sampling their champagnes.  The harvest traditionally takes place around the middle of September, but the weather in April and May was so warm, that the grapes advanced at record speed, and were ready to be picked in August!

Now everyone’s wondering what to do in September!  The children have gone back to school, so we can’t take a holiday, so everything feels a little upside down.  Nature is a fickle creature.







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