beaune – steady as you go…


A little 33°C walking around Beaune on Saturday.

The grapes are generally very small here too – of-course a little coulure at flowering has, in some cases, contributed, but generally, it is the dry of the year that is responsible. Maturities are “all over the place,” one vigneronne told me – “My whites in Puligny are no-where near ready.” That pretty much means that people can be starting to harvest anywhere between the 10th and 20th of September. This week’s average of 30°C days will take a dip next week, with closer to mid-20°s – But it is September already, and people were already harvesting in the last 2 vintages! Storms were forecast for yesterday but I only saw one or two flashes of lightning.

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There is one response to “beaune – steady as you go…”

  1. Sycamore3rd September 2019 at 4:05 amPermalinkReply

    Thanks for the update, Bill! In contrast, I heard earlier today that we may be starting harvest here in OR later this week (chardonnay first)…..

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