It’s all in the grapes…

Seems like September has potentially saved the vintage, yet again! Many were the trials and tribulations of this year’s growing season, the harvest looked a bleak prospect only 4 or 5 weeks ago but a month with virtually no rain seems to have saved the day. The grapes are of course very heterogenous, no surprise given the hail and rot which dogged the vintage, but in the end it comes down to the trie. Today I joined in the triage of a Latricières, Charmes and some villages wines – some were much better than other as could be judged by the speed of the table and the amount of fruit being discarded. Rubish in, rubbish out is the old saying, I think we did a good job of sending out the rubbish first! Tomorrow we tackle Santenay, Beaune 1er and Chambertin.

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