Last day of harvest for Masson-Blondelet, finishing with the 70 years old vines. A once in a year experience…
Here is Marie’s reaction, our intern for 6 months and extra help grape picker
“Harvesting is a special work. It can be very enjoyable if you have the chance, like I had, to work with nice and friendly people and if the weather also gives in, not too cold and especially not too hot. It’s a very physical task and we get warm easily even if we work early in the morning. Today, for the last day, 9 degrees under a bright sun it was just perfect.
But it’s true you have to be in good shape because your arms and legs never stop. And if you are fortunate enough to get a good partner, neither your mouth. Of course, meanwhile, you should be able to remain careful and fast.
We work outside, in the heart of a superb natural landscape, and we handle a product that I, personnally, find beautiful : grapes ! How satisfaying to see a beautiful bunch of Sauvignon Blanc with tight golden grapes that will become one day a great 2018 Pouilly-Fumé. As far as I’m concerned, it was just the perfect experience !”
You can click on the photos to get it full screen. You will see Mélanie Masson (in red) and some of our permanent employees, grape pickers for the time of the harvest : Thierry, Aymeric and Jean-François but also Jenny, Audrey and Marie (pink cardigan and long hair). This day, Pierre and Jean-Michel were working in the cellar and Michelle, like often, was cooking lunch for all her family…
In 2013, the first edition was dedicated to contemporary painting untitled : White and Colours.
Nineteen Pouilly-Fumé wine-growers (like Masson-Blondelet Estate ) were exposing nineteen artists chosen for the strenght of their work. Locals, nationals ou from abroad, those artists are representatives of the great streams of today’s painting : abstraction lyric, chromatic or gestural, neo-figuration, gross art , neo-support-surface.
Artists and wine-growers are present all together in the estates for the duration of the FIAAC in Pouilly-Fumé, this year from the 1st to the 4th of May 2014. The first ones to introduce and sell their work, and the second ones to make discover their vintages and their cuvées.
At the same time, the Pouilly-Fumé Tower and the Caveau des vignerons ( wine-grower estate), both placed at the heart of the village of Pouilly-sur-Loire, few steps away from Masson-Blondelet estate, hosting a collective exhibition from the nineteen invited artists.
A new appointment not to be missed for art and Pouilly-Fumé amateurs and works and flasks collectors ! See you soon…