Manual harvest

The harvest generally begins in September. The vinegrower must take a risk: either he starts picking and accepts the amount of sugar in the grapes, or he decides to wait a little longer in order to have a better concentration. In the latter case the soundness of the vineyard and the weather will decide if the risk was worthwhile to take. But in general the vineyards on slopes which are well taken care of will benefit from a later pick: the soil will be able to feed the grapes with its minerals, the balance will be better and the complexity and the shelf-life will be enhanced.