The harvests, the dates of which are determined with great care for each plot, are of course done by hand.
Each year, an experienced team of sixty pickers, under the watchful eye of the domain's full-time team, take on this crucial task.
We employ our own harvesting techniques, which allows us to transport the harvested grapes, practically intact, to the Dioterie winery.
Grape picker empty their buckets into small crates, each able to carry at least 20 kg of grapes.
We designed hod-type receptacles that are used to transport crates, in small numbers, between the harvested vines and the chai.
This prevents the grapes from getting crushed and results in a perfectly healthy harvest.
In phase with the above, the crates are systematically washed at the chai between trips to keep the grapes perfectly clean.
Transported in small quantities, the grapes harvested are quickly conveyed to the winery, where an arsenal of stainless steel equipment is ready for the last grape sorting operations, if necessary, and to transfer the grapes to their waiting vats.
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