RSJ's 30th anniversary: 1980-2010

2010 was a very special year for us as the RSJ Restaurant celebrated its 30th year. We held a number of special events through the year to mark our 30th birthday.

36th Year: 1980-2016

Another milestone with events happening during our 36th anniversary year.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

2011 Loire harvest now underway

Picking 2011 Sauvignon Blanc in the Cher Valley (30th August)
The 2011 harvest is now well underway for the early grape varieties: mainly Sauvignon Blanc plus Chardonnay for sparkling wines. Our friends at the Clos Roche Blanche started on Friday 26th August. This is well in advance of normal – probably around two weeks even three weeks on late starting vintages. The start is not quite as early as was anticipated in early June as July was cold and wet, so slowed everything down. 

The fruit in the Cher Valley is looking good at the moment, although the forecast for today is storms and rain is predicted for the early part of next week.

2011 Sauvignon Blanc – Cher Valley

Picking machine in action

Sauvignon Blanc@Noëlla Morantin

Sancerre and Pouilly
Things look a little more complicated in Sancerre and Pouilly with more signs of rot than I saw in the Cher Valley. However, I only had time to have a quick look at the vines in Sancerre and Pouilly nor did I get to parts of the Cher Valley that had very heavy rain in late August. 

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