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Yesterday morning I was tramping around a field in the Medoc, it was bloody freezing; beautiful day but a bone-numbing wind keeping temperatures well below freezing. While I was tucking into a fresh, buttery croissant this chap and his small team were already hard at it in the Chateau Preuillac vineyard – at this time of year removing stems and clipping excess buds ready for next years spurt into growth is the time intensive task in all vineyards.
Chateau Preuillac Vineyard Worker, December 20th 2006

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