Grape crates rolling from the vines

In this video we see the crates of Chardonnay grapes being transferred from the vines to a temporary "hub", before being loaded in a next step on to palettes for further transport to the pressoir.

Notice how muddy the path is, not an easy task transferring, even with the proper equipment, a crate of grapes weighing 50 Kg!

Hard work, so we'll be able to benefit in a few years time from a lovely 2011-based Blanc de Blancs from Champagne Henriet-Bazin...perhaps, even a vintage?

Only time will tell...