Courtesy of Kellen Lignier in Morey St.Denis, pictures from her vineyards, all pictures taken yesterday, commentary is also hers.
Small clusters, big grapes. Sionnières
A lovely, Healthy Vineyard
Les Chaffots 1er Cru.. Not much on the vine— The result of the hail storm the 21/05/09
Look at the size of those berries! I found about 50% Shot berries, though, these clusters were RANDOMLY selected
Clos de la Roche-Richard! I want exactly 100 berries, 15 berries per row, 5 in the short rows, and no selecting!
Couleure, result of the hail the 21/05/09. 60% of the grapes look like this
40% look like this. this is in the Cordon Double in the Clos de la Roche. The parcelle is planted in 3 varieties, the cordon gives juice, the Guyaut gives flavor.
The young vines did great regardless of the hail
Bourgogne Pinot Noir.
8 to 12 grapes per vine, 85% viré. The stems are still green, I think we have time
Most of the clusters are small, but the berries are enormous, The result of the rains last week
Tasting the berries, I found lovely aromas, pretty tight acids, and sweetness. We have about 15% shot berries in the bourgogne, and as always the tannins are hearty! The seeds are still quite green