Wednesday, 17 February 2010

On a Cold and Frosty Morning

It’s Laithwaite Sauvignon Day again and a typical -7degrees this morning in the Entre-Deux-Mers!

The transport truck arrived at bang on 7am. First thing to do is check everything – tanker right size, all is clean, vat is correct number, wine analysis is all ok, tastes good, take a sample..... it’s a bit like before an aircraft is allowed to take off! Finally the careful loading begins.

When the sunrise finally came it revealed a rather frosty scene indeed!

As soon as the tanker was full I was straight off to the other side of the Entre-Deux-Mers to check the other part of the blend and with a bit of good organisation and rare French punctuality, I will meet both at the bottling plant in the middle at Midday! This will continue this afternoon and tomorrow until all the elements of the blend are brought together and when all is blended, I can start to prepare the wine for bottling.

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