More beautiful sunshine in Cardan. At the moment it is like summer here and the vines are now growing very quickly. Pascale and I have together inspected every row of the Hourcat Sud block. The main stems that she retained from the pruning have now been tied horizontally to the trellis and the young green shoots are bursting vertically from the old wood. Each bud is changing into a new individual green shoot and as it grows, the tiny future grape bunches are appearing. When the risk of any frost has finally passed, Pascale will carefully select the most promising stems to maintain through the growing season that will give us the best quality and right quantity of fruit in September. Quality always comes before quantity. The photos of the young shoots and baby grape bunches are magnificent.