A time of fog and drizzle in the vineyard, and the first frosts.
Halfway between Autumn and Winter, November is a time for remembrance
"A la Saint-Martin, l'hiver fait son chemin"
"On St. Martin's day (the 11th of November) winter is here to
In the vineyard, it's time to:
In the cellar, it's time to:
- Start preliminary pruning if all the leaves have fallen
This task is essential because it helps to pave the way for the next
Pruning requires careful thought and a good knowledge of viticulture.
This preparatory pruning consists of removing unwanted canes and
just two, that will be shortened (in February/March). This will
- a fruit-bearing cane for the next harvest
- a renewal spur from which the following year's fruit cane will
- Stir the wine lees
- Top up the barrels
The new wine begins to reveal its qualities. The previous vintage is
barrel by importers and trade professionals before