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13th september – charlemagne

Let’s start with a great harvest report.

We can then follow that piece with the Domaine de la Vougeraie diary, it just about avoids the corporate edge, and it’s full of interesting detail, each installment better than the last:

More will follow tomorrow – provided the Vougeraie team cann get over the rugby, oh and the football too…

Most reds are now ‘in’, but the whites will need a few more days. One winemaker today tells me the following on his whites:

“Just getting Charlemagne in : beautiful, 13.7 for the first, waiting for the other.

This vintage is going to be fantastic for whites, I think. Puligny was this morning and yesterday afternoon. They weren’t as ripe as the Charlemagne: 12.2 and 12.8. I suppose I shouldn’t complain, it’s still quite enough, and I wanted to harvest my chardonnay’s less ripe than what I did those past years anyway. I really think I will gain elegance by harvesting with a bit less sugar.”

Tomorrow we will mainly be rounding up on the reds and how they have been performing in the vats.

One response to “13th september – charlemagne”

  1. Jan van Roekel

    Nice reports! Brings back memories of my own experiences harvesting at Anne Gros. There is a little story about that on my website http://www.burgoholic.com.
    Jan van Roekel

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