Back to Beaune, and it’s a lot warmer here than it was in Bern! There has been a little rain in both the Côte d’Or and Chablis over the weekend, which will help with grape maturity.
Over the weekend, and today, there were more producers jumping into the vines to pick, and it wasn’t just Côte de Beaune whites; Domaine de la Vougeraie were already underway on Friday, they usually publish some daily bulletins, but so-far, there’s nothing online – I assume it’s imminent! Their brother/sister operation of JC Boisset began today in Volnay-Santenots.
On Saturday, the team at Clos des Lambrays began their assault – but not with their Puligny (which Boris Champy described as still a little heterogeneous), rather with their Morey premier cru. Today was to be their first day of picking in the Clos itself. Just to underline the inconsistency of maturity, Louis Bouillot only started their crémant harvest today in the Côte de Nuits.
Of-course some of the usual subjects have been underway in Meursault, Dominique Lafon opening his account with Gouttes d’Or on Saturday, where according to @justjasper, he was joined by Arnaud Ente. Yesterday Olivier Lamy was bringing in St.Aubin Derrière Chez Eduard and Criots Bâtard-Montrachet.
Tomorrow, my home domaine in Beaune will begin – secateurs time!