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At Hugel all picking is done by hand and always will be !

Our region is a veritable mozaïc of soils types which greatly explains the diversity of varietals planted. As maturities greatly depends on the terroirs where the different grapes are grown, we provide to all our contract growers a planning which guides them and enables us to manage in the best possible way times for each veriety to be harvested.

This Thursday is the first day of picking of gewurztraminers purchased from vineyards located mainly in the region south of Colmar in clay and limestone soils.

There was some light rains in the early part of the day so many vintners decided not to pick at all. A quiet day for us all before 2 very full days expected until the weekend.

The 10 day weather forecast remains favourable with even some ideal conditions for the developement of noble rot. The expected light rain should not have any effect as it follows 6 weeks of complete drought. The soil can still absorb a lot of moisture before any humidity gets to the roots.

Next Monday will be the beginning for Riesling the later ripening varietal of all and the most demanding.

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