January is traditionally the pruning month ✂️, since the vine is dormant and the circulation of juices has stopped.

Another cinematic snapshot from this year's harvest 🎥! Sorting the grapes at La Tour Melas, to produce red wines of superior quality! A very important process before vinification! The process: >> We select the best quality grapes (the uniformly riped ones, no rotten ones, no raisined/dry berries) on a sorting table, usually of 6-8 people. >> This is followed by the de-stemming of the grapes, i.e. separating the stems from the berries and removing the berries. >> Finally we sort the berries on a second vibrating sorting table of 6-8 people, to remove unwanted berries (green, raisined/dry ones). To be continued 😉..

The harvest is over and the vine has given us its precious fruits 🍇.

It's the final countdown 🍇 ! The last critical vineyard walks have arrived, and we're now counting down to the harvest! The grapes are slowly ripening to offer us their new production, and we are more and more often near them, to follow the course of their maturation until the day of the harvest. In each of our visits to the vineyards 🌱: ▪️ We check! The overall image and state of health of both the grapes and the entire plant. ▪️ We taste! We realize how ready the grapes are by the sweetness, acidity and flavor of their juice, but also by the ripeness of their skin. ▪️ We collect! A representative sample