06 september – 2015 harvest day 3

Update 7.9.2015(6.9.2015)billn

Don’t believe the 2015 hype – well, don’t accept it as universal anyway – this is Burgundy.

Today was a Volnay at the home domaine – Volnay 1er cru and Volnay villages. This vineyard/plot/vine selection delivers plenty of rot – every year. It also usually brings a lot of unripe clusters which are simply thrown away – which I find incredibly frustrating – but it always makes a beautiful, clichéed, floral Volnay – sometimes better than our Caillerets (like in 2011…). This year, there’s still plenty of hard work in triage, but certainly less than usual. Less unripe clusters too – not particularly small berries but I’m pretty sure this will be a good wine.

A modest day – only 4.5 tonnes triaged 😉

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

There is one response to “06 september – 2015 harvest day 3”

  1. Andy8th September 2015 at 3:19 pmPermalinkReply

    What recent vintage do you believe it will be most similar too? 2010 perhaps or more like 09 or 05?

    • billn9th September 2015 at 7:07 amPermalinkReply

      Hi Andy
      Given the heat, drought but almost perfectly timed, once a month rain I really don’t think we can say much about the character of the wines, in concrete term, until after both fermentations. The grapes, however, depending on the vineyard are relatively rot free, though there’s quite some oïdium to triage in the Côte de Nuits. The skins are thick and the juice is sticky like 2005 the size of the grapes is similar to 05/09 though the on average bigger than 2010.

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