A walk in the vineyards above La Caunette, Minervois, Languedoc

vineyard above La Caunette, Minerve

Its delicious to walk in the first day of March, with the first warm breaths of the sun. To think in a few months these vines will be green and full of grapes.

In the valley there is a rather ornate well, and beyound that on the lower reaches of the hill - it is surprising to think that this once was an area of coal mines - where the mining of lignite, was a principal industry.

Apart from the vineyards, the area once was full of the sound of bleating goats, and herds of sheep.

4.30 pm March 8 2014.

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