Sunday, October 6, 2013

Still nice flowers in the garden and on the terraces

Allthough it is already october a lot of plants begin to flower again - thanks to the nice weather : sun and above 20 °.

The first is a special kind of hibiscus, the second a salvia.

This year the wine harvest will be very late, later than in the past 20 years.
It will only start this week - not only for the white wines (normally mid september), but also for the red ones. This is about two to three weeks later than normal.
The explication is simple : bad weather during the blossoming and after a too hot summer a lot of rain in the first half of september.
Expected are : a very low yield and a lot of extra work for the winemakers.
It will be - as they call it - a very technical wine year.