in the vines today…

12.7.2019billn

A tour in the Côte de Beaune: all is very dry here, and the first signs of hydric stress in some of the very rocky parts of Puligny-Folatières is being noted. Otherwise the vines are largely in rude health, though a little powdery mildew can be found in some chardonnay plots. Rain would be a nice present for the growers, one of whom told me today “The harvest date is potentially coming forward – If we get a little rain, we could even be starting to harvest whites between 05-10 September.” That could be up to a week earlier than most reports – but rain will be needed for that.

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There is one response to “in the vines today…”

  1. jonwyand12th July 2019 at 4:50 pmPermalinkReply

    Patrick Javillier wants pickers for 10 September…..
    C’est août qui décide

    By the way Bill, come and see me 28/29 Sept at Livres en Vignes. This one’s better than Corton !

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