week 1 of 3 in the beaujolais


The ‘lucky’ vignerons I visited last week, including ‘Fedora’ – le chien de Lapierre!

I write this whilst trying to work out where the odd sock has disappeared too – it’s already time to pack my bag for week 2 in Beaujolais!

Week 1 was such a change from the weather at home and most of the three weeks in Chablis too – they have been characterised by rain, mist, snow, and often sub-zero temperatures. There was a little of the latter in Beaujolais too, just one day of rain, but plenty of clear skies. Some fast jogging times for my Strava too – I’m much slower back home this weekend, it’s poor under foot – icy, from not completely melted snow and plenty of standing water – ho-hum!

And don’t forget – next weekend my Chablis 2017 report is online – 64 separate articles!

Anyway a few views from this week:

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

There are 3 responses to “week 1 of 3 in the beaujolais”

  1. goughie1310th February 2019 at 1:29 pmPermalinkReply

    Fedora doesn’t look too thrilled to see you 😉 ! Or just making sure you can be allowed in with bark worse than bite ? Bet a piece or two of charcuterie (if offered) would have quickly improved ‘relations’ :).

  2. goughie1310th February 2019 at 1:36 pmPermalinkReply

    Ah, I see, he wasn’t hostile to a visitor, just in the ‘exciteable’, poised ready, hurry up & throw my ball phase. Bless ! You’ll know what to take next time you visit then:)

  3. jhasenpflug11th February 2019 at 5:17 pmPermalinkReply

    I see you visited with the new regime at Chateau de La Chaize…. any comments?

    • billn11th February 2019 at 10:30 pmPermalinkReply

      Hi Jerome
      I first visited the new team last year – though they only bottled the 16s they inherited – likewise they didn’t do all the vineyard work for the 17s – 2018 will be 100% from them. They’ve changed the range a bit to focus on some of the climats now, and the work updating the cuverie, uprooting vines, planting new vines, buying new vines, is mind boggling…

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