My home team will kick-off today (without me) bringing in the Beaune 1er Les Cras. It looks like we will have a very orderly harvest – no urgent dashes to the vines – also, despite daytime temperatures approaching 30°, the overnight temperatures are nice and cool (though not close to the 3° we had last year) so no worry about the grapes being too hot.
For your wider reading, Alex Gambal is running his blog during the harvest, and short message from Morey St.Denis:
The grapes are looking great. We picked our first little bit this morning (Monday): some Puligny village that we buy for Dujac Fils & Pere. Waiting on the analysis to confirm numbers. It should be around 12°5 and just looked and tasted ripe. I don’t think it will be a year to really wait on the whites, with the possible exception of Monts Luisants (it really holds acidity). Our latest sampling shows very uniform sugars at all appellation levels. All are between 12°3 and 12°5. We’ll begin on Thursday with the ones ripest, using other indicators such as stems, pips, etc.
Jeremy Seysses, Domaine Dujac
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