11 July, 2022
Today we picked up a total of three fiberglass vats at two locations (Bourgeuil and Monnaie). One load involved used barrels that Thomas had bought to be better prepared for the upcoming harvest, the other one involved the repair of a barrel which at the same time got a new, more practical lid. All barrels will be used immediately after the wine will have been pressed. The wine ferments in them for a while before it is transferred to a wooden barrel and aged there.
So we rented an open truck from the local supermarket and set off. On site, I realized again and again that a winegrower has to be able to improvise. He should also be able to use ratchet straps. Note: »When you’re a winemaker, you have to be a mover, too!«