The newlyweds in front of the vats of wine A vat of wine

Winemaking

If Eugène, many years later, had discretely pushed open the doors to the cellar…

...how surprised he would be to discover the changes and innovation that had supplanted the empirical practices of the past. Here, the grapes were meticulously sorted, all steps of the vinification temperature controlled, the free run juice and pressed must skillfully blended, and 20 days of letting the wine settle and clarify naturally before separating it from its heavy lees. Once all these steps were finished, the wine was ready to offer at the end of winter.

Poor Eugène, not able to make heads nor tails of it all!