This is time for tying-up the Sauvignon Blanc vines of our futur pouilly fume.
Right now, our permanent employees team constituted by : Thierry, Aymeric, Amaury, Jérôme, and Stevens work of the maintenance of the vine which grows quickly.
We are currently on a period of tying-up.
In our estate, this work is entirely manual. Tying-up consists in raising wires which hold Sauvignon Blanc shoots of each side of the rows in order that the vine does not leave in all directions.
Today our team is in « Les Fouinelles » (this is one plot of our vineyard) in the Bouchot in Pouilly sur Loire
Everything is all right, the vine is beautiful, the land is dry, the pressure of the disease (mildew) is low and nevertheless it is a real race against the clock in which we are engaged. Because storms are announced at the end of the week, which could damage our vines and so our future pouilly fume !
That’s why Thierry, Aymeric, Amaury, Jérôme and Stevens work tirelessly to finish the tying-up in time in order that the vine is protected at the best for all breakages, which could be made by storms or violent winds…
Pictures : Alexandra Porras in the vines of Domaine Masson-Blondelet.