‘super saturday’

7.11.2015billn

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Of-course, as it’s Saturday, the morning started in a very leisurely way; coffee and croissants – plus, for a change after this weeks misty weather, sun and blue sky! Friday afternoon the weather had turned warm – approaching 18 degrees, but today we topped out at about 22°C – the 5th of November too – it should be 5 or 6° – and wet!

Lunch at the Auberge du Vieux Vigneron in Corpeau – excellent – then a walking tour around Chassagne-Montrachet. There’s still nice colour in the vines, though they’ve lost 90% of their leaves – now it’s the ground-cover and the trees that are offering the colour contrasts.

Returning to Beaune I spotted a man and his horse below Criots Bâtard-Montrachet, only a village lieu-dit called Les Perclos, still on the Chassagne side. He was taking a lot of rests, so during one pause I asked: apparently the weeds/ground cover is very thick. Normally it would be dying off now, but as the summer was so dry and the last weeks relatively damp and warm, the ground cover is growing again. “Hard work for the horse, he’s not used to weather like this in November, in fact I’ve never ploughed like this in November before.
 

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There are 2 responses to “‘super saturday’”

  1. Jerome Hasenpflug7th November 2015 at 11:29 pmPermalinkReply

    Are they cooking over the fire at the Auberge? Or is it still too warm? I have fond memories of Cote de Bouef with friends on a winter’s eve, followed by a brisk walk back to Puligny.

  2. Marko de Morey8th November 2015 at 10:16 amPermalinkReply

    Just put the Auberge right up there on the ‘mut visit’ list – ummm !

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