vintage 2013 – another day, and another day…

18.9.2013billn

meursault-reds-17-sept
Pic. from Patrick Essa. Reds in Meursault yesterday

That’s how the harvest projections are still going. Whites grapes that were anticipated to be cut ~27th have now mainly been put back to the 30th-plus. One vigneron told me that it looks a little like 2008 for the whites, i.e. they may need to wait and wait but then pick very quickly before botrytis exerts any control. I did hear of some pickers who might pick some chardonnay next week – but they will only be able to make cremant I expect, as the grapes are not yet ripe.

As for reds, more and more are expecting their peak picking to be 3rd-10th October – doubtless there will be many domaines on either side of that window…

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 2 responses to “vintage 2013 – another day, and another day…”

  1. Alvin Seah18th September 2013 at 5:07 pmPermalinkReply

    Hope that the full moon will bring about dry, sunny, and windy weather.

    All our best wishes and prayers to all the vignerons in Burgundy for the 2013 harvest !

  2. Andrew Nielsen (@legrappin)19th September 2013 at 10:32 pmPermalinkReply

    3rd is the earliest that I am hearing from my fellow vignerons (reds of course). Savigny will be towards the end or after that window most likely with the stress the hail put on the vines.

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