Now the fruit is ripening within their cocoon of safety.
The T trellis and wires to hold the netting up are working even better than I could have hoped. The netting is well away from the fruit and the birds have been absolutely baffled by this. My fingers are crossed....oh please Lord can I get some fruit for winemaking this year PLEASE????
I have noticed that the younger vines on the Cotes d'Oiseau block are lagging at least a week behind the other blocks of vines in veraison. Hmmm....should be interesting with harvest. I may have to actually ferment two blocks separately as there is no way I will be able to harvest the entire vineyard at the same time.
Keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck!!!!
A few pictures: