Thursday, September 22, 2016
Visit to F. Oudard winery
Spent time coloring another shot in sequence 17, otherwise, but at 2:50pm, Laetitia and Karine drove us to a local champagne winery...
F. Oudard is a champagne winery about 10 minutes by car from Camac, on a hill (not everywhere is flat, here). Mme. Oudard gave us a tour of the grounds. Our timing was right - the "grapers" were out handpicking grapes during the brief, 10-day harvest season. We tried snipping grapes from the vine using the pickers' cutters/scissors, and then watched them speed their way through the process much faster than us. These are 50-year-old, still fertile vines. Their usual lifespan is 25-or-so years.
What impressed me the most, perhaps, was the fact that a small crowd of local people showed up at the wine presses to watch the process, some with babies in tow. What a great aspect of of the whole process - community event!
We had a good time. : )
Posted by baku at 12:26 PM