- October 04, 2017
- Food and Wine
Grape harvest at the Domaine de Beauvalcinte
At the Domaine de Beauvalcinte wine Estate, hidden in the picturesque Provençal hills above the lost village of Suzette, we did a little more than just pick grapes.
We leaned everything there is to know about the main varietals used in local wines: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault. And how to tell them apart, by leaves and bunches. We tested grapes from each of the vines to see whether they were ripe enough for harvest, by examining the pulp and pits. And then best of all, we then used the old-fashioned method to squeeze the juice from each of the varietals, and taste the fresh sun-ripened nectar from each of the varietals. Pure deliciousness.
After learning about Bernard and Sylvie’s organic production of wines we’re then treated to a tasting of their magical wines, during a veritable Provençal picnic feast.
We enjoy coming here for the authentic experience of meeting a local wine-maker, and sharing in their generations-old passion for wine-making, far from the tourist crowds.