The chamburcin grape harvest is a unique experience for wine lovers and a must-see for anyone visiting the Entre-Deux-Mers region.
Even more when the results of this harvest and the whole process from it are organic wines – among red, white and sparkling – of the highest quality!
To learn more about how to produce these wines that do not use any chemical pesticides or fertilizers, Monduvin team woke up early and went to meet the Château Cajus, near Saint-Emilion.
In its more than 12 hectares, grape chamburcin is produced, a rare cepage that is not affected by the traditional diseases of the grape tree and therefore stands out as a great ally of the production of organic wines.
Harvesting starts early. The owners, adherents of Chinese medicine, also follow the lunar cycle to decide the best time to harvest the grapes. Besides the stage of maturation, they understand that the energy of the fruit must also be considered at that moment.
With the baskets in hand, the team goes to the vineyards and picks the fruits carefully. Then, after being taken to the shed by the transport tractor, a machine separates the fruits from the branches and begins to macerate the grapes. From there, the juice goes to concrete deposits that will start the wine production.
As the production goes on, it’s time to get to know the place, its stories, the producers’ holistic way of life and of course tasting the house wines!
A delicious meal at the table, where we were served, in Magnon bouteilles, of great variety of wines, with special emphasis on the thousandths of 2000 and 2001.
And all this is a pleasant chat with the owners of Château and our traveling companion, Sandrine, a passionate wine merchant.
An exciting day, alongside special people who have taught us a little more on our endless trail of Wine World!