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  • Julia Harding MW
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  • Julia Harding MW
31 Aug 2007

Although hand picking was for long a basic tenet of Beaujolais production, harvesting by machine is not unknown. Growers producing straight AC Beaujolais (but not Beaujolais Nouveau) have been allowed to replace traditional picking by hand since 2004 - although it is estimated that less then 10 per cent of growers currently do.