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Vines - The Magic of a Vineyard in Flower…

June, 15th - Those of us who live in the Gironde may still be waiting patiently for summer to arrive (and stay)  but the vines are making the most of these periods of light rain and warm sunshine, which means that at Château Argadens the vineyard is in full flower.

Not all the varieties flower at exactly the same time, of course:

-the Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sémillon have already reached fruit set (the stage at the end of flowering, when the plant forms grapes)

-the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot are right in the middle of their flowering period

-the Sauvignon Blanc has just come into flower.

 This fleeting moment, when the vines are covered in delicate white flowers, is magical. At the warmest part of the day, when their subtle but intense perfume fills the vineyard, it’s like working in a corner of paradise.