Wednesday 30 July 2014

In the Wine Cave

New oak barrels.
The temperature in the cave is a constant 13°C. It's the place to be on a hot summer's day like we've been having recently.
In the foreground, bottles of sparkling wine upside down and ready for disgorging to remove the dead yeast which forms an unsightly sediment in the wine.
The stainless steel vats in which the base wine for the sparkling Vouvray is made.
Boxes of wine on pallets ready for international shipment.
All photos taken at Chateau Gaudrelle, Vouvray, on 23 July 2014.

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