The dovecote in the cognac vineyards

On the top of the hill, it looks great and proud amongst the vineyards. Without  doubt it  is one of the most interessant dovecote of the cognac  region and one of the most important. Built with the white limestone from Charente,  this “pigeon loft”  has crossed more than 300 years… Welcome to the Pigeonnier d’Ardenne.

Preparing the harvest in cognac vineyards

In september, stress and excitation slowly rise up in cognac region, harvest is soon coming. Ripeness checks and grapes tasting as such as weather forecasts are obviously determinant to decide of the due day, but it’s at once a decision based on feeling, and experience.