Learning about wine, vines and vignerons whilst living in the Languedoc

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New life at Easter


Easter is about new life. No bunnies or chicks in the vines this Good Friday, though there were some partridges at Peilhan, but plenty of signs of the vines coming back to life. Some vines are further advanced than others so I want to show how the buds and leaves emerge.


Bud emerging (débourrement)

The buds are covered in a cotton like substance to protect them at first.



Buds on a Terret Blanc vine planted March 6th 2015

 The leaves begin to unfold.


All of these photos were taken on Friday, showing how the vines develop at different speeds. Indeed most vines are still dormant as can be seen in Sainte Suzanne vineyard below.


And it’s not just vines, the final photo shows a quince tree planted over the winter at Peilhan vineyard with the first wild irises just a few metres away.

Happy Easter!