Just a few grapes are left in the vineyard. Some are red grapes but most are Chenin Blanc, the white grape grown over in Vouvray and Chinon. Here in the Saint-Aignan area, some of the wineries make a late-harvest "mellow" wine (un vin moelleux) from Chenin Blanc in years when weather conditions allow the grapes to ripen completely. Chenin also goes into the local sparkling wines.
The grape leaves are now taking on their fall colors. Before long, all the leaves will be gone and the annual pruning of the vines will be under way. The grape juice will be fermenting to produce the 2014 wines for next spring and summer.