An update from the home team
Chambertin was harvested late on Friday 1st and Charmes-Chambertin on the 2nd October. Those grapes continued along the theme of healthy millerandes, and even a ‘positive selection’ of 10% whole clusters was used for the Charmes.
The fermentations have, so far, been really slow. One Volnay cuvée and the Ladoix cuvée have almost finished their fermentations, the others are being roused by some gentle warming of the tanks.
The only concern right now is that some of the tannins seem to have an aggressive edge to them – but they are expected to improve as the maceration continues but care will need to be taken with the extractions.
Still waiting for pics – no pics, no toilet seat 😉
What is in tank looks good, potentially even great. The only cloud is the quantity. Yields are tiny. 25hl/ha in the Morey red. Ouch.