10 september – 2015 harvest day 7


Subtitled: Start your day with Santenay!

I had some great photos lined-up today, but due to the health and safety issues involved, I thought it just as well to keep the camera ‘holstered!’

Another healthy, clean tranche of grapes this morning – all from Santenay. There were only two or three isolated clusters with oïdium, a little easy to triage rot plus some weeding out of the unripe. Here was a reasonable amount of pinot gris, and the first I’ve seen that was universally ripe too – maybe the pinot gris is a little longer ripening this year(?) Perhaps a little too much reggae music though – it’s still cold in the morning, and you’re never going to get warm trying to dance to that! 😉

Then came a parcel of Gevrey-Chambertin ‘villages’ that was good too – not the smallest clusters but it fairly whizzed through the triage table, this time with virtually no oïdium. Our last appellation was Maranges 1er Cru – it seems to be on the triage table for ages – but that was probably because there was more than three tonnes of it – here also was plenty of healthy looking pinot gris, but to taste it simply wasn’t ripe. We finished triage just 10 minutes earlier than yesterday, but for various reasons, we finished our clean-up later. Oh-well – 21h45 isn’t too late for a refreshing glass of something, is it(?)!

There’s rain forecast for the weekend, so probably no grapes on Saturday or Sunday, and that also means that tomorrow could be our biggest grape-reception day of the harvest – woo-hoo!!!

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