harvest 2009 – saturday 19th sept

Update 20.9.2009(19.9.2009)billn

Rain overnight but by 9:30 a.m. it’s stopped and the sun is peaking through.

The home team is bringing in Chambertin – it looks almost as good as yesterday’s Latricières, the grapes are a bit wet, still, the vibrating table is removing most of it and the rain doesn’t seemed to have affected the berry size. This is all the fruit for today, though in the cuverie the Ladoix and the Savigny Peuillets are getting some punch-downs. There is still some Santenay villages which is not quite ripe enough and a little Beaune blanc remaining on the vines, the plan is to bring these in on Monday. Météo France are now suggesting rain, rather than storms for Sunday.

A quick tour of some other domaines shows that Kellen Lignier has finished, Carel Voorhuis was aiming to finish yesterday and David Clark was expecting to be done by tomorrow.

Next update on Monday, with some info on the fermentations & extractions…

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