For Silent Sunday today I am sharing the photos we took during our visit of the JL Charlemagne wine caves in Angouleme yesterday. It was a fascinating tour where we learnt about the Champagne method that takes place within the caves, from the wine that arrives from many local vineyards, the fermentation process, the automated bottle turning and through to the corking and the labeling. We also got to sample and buy some lovely wine.
|The entrance to the cave|
|Where the process begins|
|Some of the 400,000 bottles in the cave|
|Some that had been there a while|
|Within the limestone cave|