Harvesting Beaune 1er Cru Teurons on Friday
Although I had to leave, I’ll keep up the contacts.
Today it started very cloudy – until lunch when it rained – “just enough rain to wet the dust”. It’s dry in the afternoon and the team are now triaging Pommard 1er cru Les Epenots. These grapes are again just a little better than before, but equally are needing a heavy selection at the triage table. These will be the only grapes of the day. Tomorrow perhaps, there will be some Volnay 1er cru Taillepieds but that’s all. It’s forecast to rain tomorrow evening so now may be the best time to get the Côte de Beaune reds in.
Although the first cuvées are now already turning from murky brown to medium-pink, from a wine-making perspective everything may be tried this year, from saignée, to sugar or powdered tannins – all depends on the quality of the triage work.
Next info: Monday
PS: The ille flotant turned out bad preparation for the ping-pong; last year I came 4th, this year 5th