Typically the last couple of hours of my days in the Côtes finally attracted a hint of blue sky and sunshine – such a shame then that most of those two hours I was in a cellar!
The vignerons had a good laugh at the mad Englishman in their cellars this week – suffering with a bad back I could be quite crippled, being bent double every time I spent more than 10 minutes driving my hire-car – the only way to unwind my frame was to lie flat on my back for a couple of minutes, usually in their cellars! Actually it was a good vantage point to gauge the cleanliness of their cuveries 😉
Anyway, lots of stories and lots of wines which may eventually find their way here. The 09s continue to go through elevage; apart from a few regional and/or villages wines which have already been bottled or will be bottled in the next couple of weeks, a majority will be bottled from springtime. There is jammy, there is beautiful freshness or even, in some cellars, the structure to denote a long life – but rarely all in the same cellar!
Before the pics, a thoughtful piece today on white Burgundy from Jancis.