Sunday, May 26, 2013

Silent Sunday

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.

French Village Diaries Silent Sunday Photos Angouleme JL Charlemagne Poitou-Charentes
The entrance to the cave

French Village Diaries Silent Sunday Photos Angouleme JL Charlemagne Poitou-Charentes
Where the process begins

French Village Diaries Silent Sunday Photos Angouleme JL Charlemagne Poitou-Charentes
Some of the 400,000 bottles in the cave
French Village Diaries Silent Sunday Photos Angouleme JL Charlemagne Poitou-Charentes
Some that had been there a while

French Village Diaries Silent Sunday Photos Angouleme JL Charlemagne Poitou-Charentes

French Village Diaries Silent Sunday Photos Angouleme JL Charlemagne Poitou-Charentes
Within the limestone cave

French Village Diaries Silent Sunday Photos Angouleme JL Charlemagne Poitou-Charentes
Automated labeling
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