This week we are in the vineyard with Joël Dupuy, the chef de culture at Château
Pichon-Longueville Baron, who will show us what we are doing in the vineyard at the moment, the effeuillage.
As you will see, this process demands a lot of careful manual work: it is
designed to give the bunches of grapes maximum access to the available sunshine,
at the same time giving them protection from the hotter afternoon sun by only
removing leaves on the side facing the rising sun. It is just one of the myriad
tasks that must be meticulously performed in order to achieve the goal of having
the most perfect grapes possible at harvest time for making the wine of Château