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burgundy 2013 harvest – monday 30th sept…


Whilst the overwhelming majority of red grapes wait on the vines, the chardonnay cutting is now in full flow; many were the domaines that started at the end of last week, more-so at the weekend, and now practically everyone has started.

There is a little to triage in some vineyards, almost nothing in others, interestingly the grapes are far from uniform in size – whilst the average size is relatively small, each bunch seems to have its fair share of canon-balls! The quantity of ‘millerandes’ is helping the potential alcohol levels, if not the potential yields – I’ve seen plenty of musts already with 13°+…

Reds will slowly but surely come into focus now – I’m there from Thursday, can’t wait! So-far, at least, the weather remains benevolent…

The Facebook images of various producers:

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