The Languedoc in pictures

Our first stop was to Bertrand’s nine hectare Clos d’Ora vineyard in Minervois, where the Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre were enjoying their last few weeks on the vine.

During our visit, the estate’s technical director talked us through how to tell when a bunch of grapes is ready to be picked, from sugar and anthocyanin levels to acidity. These Mourvèdre grapes weren’t quite ready to go…

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