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Unusual Harvest

Publié le 30 août 2011 dans The harvest | 0 commentaire

Unusual Harvest

Since Sunday the atmosphere has changed in the streets of  Rilly la Montagne. There is not the usual animation of the harvest

And for good reason! Nearly all of the wine growers of the village decided to stop the harvest in the middle of the crop ! A totally unusual phenomenon, due to weather being a little strange…

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An intergenerational organisation

Publié le 27 août 2011 dans Our company, The harvest | 0 commentaire

An intergenerational organisation

One of the particularities of the Champagne Marc Chauvet company resides in the distribution of work. The vineyard is maintained by men, under the direction of  Nicolas, and wine making is provided by women, under the impetus of  Clotilde.

 

 

 

Distribution of roles during the grape harvest

The Pressing Centre is managed by muscular men, while the winery belongs exclusively to women. The small dishes served midday and evening are lovingly cooked by the older members…

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The 2011 grape harvest starts

Publié le 25 août 2011 dans The harvest | 0 commentaire

The 2011 grape harvest starts

Here we go!

The entire team of  Champagne Marc Chauvet is in the starting blocks…

After 3 days of intense preparation, cleaning, storage, hardware verification, the 2011 harvest has finally started, with joy and good humour. The excitement is palpable in every corner of the company!

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An exceptionally early harvest

Publié le 22 juil 2011 dans Our vineyard | 0 commentaire

An exceptionally early harvest

Not been seen since 1822!

Without any major weather changes, the harvest in 2011 should start around the 20th of August in Champagne. The combination of a large rainfall deficit in spring, strong sunlight and an exceptionally early flowering is totally rare in Champagne!

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