Autumn and Pruning

The last days of a sunny Autumn show off the range of colours of the fading leaves.   Closest to the camera are a few Marsanne rows (actually closest to the camera is the donkey paddock, so the Marsanne is on the left).  The rusty red of Durif is the next section with the paler Shiraz at the back.  The shiraz still has a few pale green tips.  It will be a few weeks before we can start pruning.

The young vines in the Broken Slate vineyard (right and below) have not quite grown enough to fill the wire this year.  The mix of colours of the Grenache, Mourvedre and Counoise leaves is very pretty in the late afternoon light.  It's just as well they look pretty because we didn't get a crop off them this year, and we might not next vintage.


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