This word literally means Marketplace and might well have been the site of the marketplace
of the town of Orgeuil. Just before it you will see a path leading to the left marked with
red and white. This is the GR636 one of the many marked trails for hikers. This one leads
down to Touzac and then on to Bonaguil.
takes place at the earliest at the end of September, depending on the
weather and the ripeness of the
grapes. We are limited by the appelation to
50 hectolitres per hectaire so in years when the crop is abundant we have to cut off the
surplus to keep the quality high. Although hand picking is preferable it only works best
when there are a lot of pickers available - difficult when the vineyard is a long way from
the nearest town. So we have our own harvesting machine to pick the grapes. The harvesting
machine straddles the rows of vines, shaking the bushes. The grapes which are ripe drop
off and get scooped up into a reservoir at the top. When this is full the reservoir is
emptied out into the trailor. Picking by machine also has the advantage of being very
fast. (If we are really in a hurry it is possible to pick the entire crop within 3 days
with just 2 people) This means that we can get the grapes into the "cuves"
within a very short time which is why Chateau Latuc retains all the fruitiness of the
We hope that you have enjoyed your walk and that you will come again.
Please dont hesitate to ask us if you have any questions.