The machine-picked grapes are being produced to vin de table and similar wines of ordinary quality. The hand-picked grapes are obviously more expensive to harvest and those will be used for the appellation wines.
During the midday hours we biked through a huge flat region that hosted very big vineyards and apple orchards – and it was +28°C and a brisk dry wind against us, so we suffered somewhat.
|The town of Azille and a tractor with grapes approaching.|
It will soon be aperitif time on the terrasse – and later on a real French dinner and real French wine ...