2018 harvest – 4 september


Our harvest day number 8…

Pernand Sous Fretille was our starting point today – two parcels amounting to half a hectare; ‘young’ 25 year old vines, the other part about 70 years old near the cemetery and Domaine Rapet…
Of-course a morning of white included the obligatory enforced pause for the press! Anyway, beautiful stuff – practically as good as yesterday’s grapes from Corton-Charlemagne.

Naturally, waiting time in the morning means fast running in the afternoon to keep up – we had our last deliveries of Les Bons Feuvres followed by more Beaune – Montée Rouge this time. Here for the first time there is some rot to triage – apparently, though I didn’t see any, there were a few hail impacts here which helped the development of mildew. No problem, it was classic mid-bunch rot – two incisions, keep the top and tail, throw away the middle…

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There is one response to “2018 harvest – 4 september”

  1. Fred E5th September 2018 at 10:33 pmPermalinkReply

    Eagerly following your harvest reports. What are the red bunches that arrive with the Chardonnay?
    What do you do with the “off color” grapes?

    • billn6th September 2018 at 9:04 pmPermalinkReply

      Those red bunches are not red Fred 🙂
      They are off-brown – depending on your locale, they are called either pinot beurot, pinot gris or pinot grigio – and they don’t affect the colour of the wine so are not removed…

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