Created 9-Dec-11
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The Domaine Berthet-Rayne is a wonderful family-run winery where they make an awesome Châteuneuf-du-Pape and a terrific Côtes du Rhône. In April 2011, my friend Didier and I took a tour through the place, and we returned in July to see how the grapes were coming along. Finally, in September, we went back for the vendanges, the wine harvest.
Châteauneuf-du-PapeCastle ruins above the villageThe view from the castle to the eastIn the castle parkLooking towards the RhôneDomain entrance in CourthézonCypress trees protect from the windIn April the vines are still very smallPlenty of room for growthThe vines among "galets roulés"The stones soak up the sun......and keep the plant warm at nightThe buds are just starting to showSpraying sulphur on the vinesSulphur protects the vines......against mildewMission accomplishedTall enough to straddle vinesFuture wineBehind the winery

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Finland
Keywords:berthet-rayne, bottling, châteauneuf-du-pape, courtthézon, côte du rhône, grapes, vinification, vintners, wine, winery