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
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These photos, and the comments are really terrific. Not sure any group of 14-15 photos and comments could ever do a better job of capturing the vines, grapes and feelings as the harvest approaches for a winemaker. Keep them coming!!
I also really like her wines. Very ripe and generous, but not OTT on the extraction. Great vineyards, and the oak is not too toasty. I’d love to visit the domaine one day!