Last weekend was the inaugural 2011 trip to the mountains, and what weather! Middle of January – hum! – more like the middle of April; at 1,900m and at 10am it was 12°C! Still there was plenty of sunshine to warm the wobbly legs. Snow was a bit sticky by 1:00pm though.
I took a couple of recent Camille Giroud purchases with me; 1. The 2007 Corton-Charlemagne. During harvesting I thought this super, so bought what turned out to be their last bottles, all three of them! This Charlemagne manages to be comforting and generous yet witty and communicative at the same time – lovely wine. 2. The 2008 ‘Corton’. No bruiser this, more of a technically gifted middle-weight – lovely again and more giving than you might expect from the vintage. My host, a drinker of Bordeaux, suggested that if all Burgundy tasted like this he would swap allegiance in a jiffy – job done methinks 🙂
So I left those sunny slopes behind, but that was only a warm-up for this week’s skiing. I’ll be heading to the focus of those grey and wet webcam pictures. Hopefully the weather will be nicer by the end of the week, ‘only’ Swiss wine to ease aching limbs this weekend though.