Saturday morning and it’s raining in Beaune – we delay our trip.
Actually we just stay in bed a little longer 🙂
We arrive in Beaune late afternoon and there is no rain – in fact it’s rather warm. In the evening we open lots of bottles and are all humbled (including the winemakers among us) by the understated complexity and alround excellence of domaine de la Romanée Conti’s 2002 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru – and (as you can see above) we compared it to lots of other bottles! I should add the Julia’s cooking also helped a lot – Julia is from Brasil and is here doing a stage.
Safe to say we slept very well; Sunday the first grapes of our trip arrived.