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2018 harvest – 31 august

2018 harvest – 31 august

Our harvest day 4… We started the day with Bourgogne Blanc (right); the vines are in Chorey-lès-Beaune (0.30ha) planted at the same time as yesterday’s Beaune Belissand, so this is also their first harvest. Overall, starting a little nicer too – less oïdium, though in the end, perhaps about the same. The domaine is still […]

2018 harvest – 30 august

2018 harvest – 30 august

Beaune 1er Belissand… Our harvest day 3: A cloudy day and cooler than of recent – still, a little muggy for my evening 12km run – high above Beaune I thought I saw some people still picking at 19h30, but is was a vendangeurs’ campsite above (and next to) Les Aigrots! Just two vineyards harvested […]

Savigny villages...

2018 harvest – 29 august

Our second day… Just red today, and if ever boredom can rear its head at the triage table, well that’s today – mainly because it was a little over 1 hectare of Savigny-lès-Beaune red – villages – and it took the whole day to pick and triage. I have to say – great grapes though! […]

Large, medium and small

2018 harvest – 28 august

Yes, it’s still August, and some people have already been doing it for a week! Our Beaune team ‘only’ have vines in the Côte de Beaune – but that includes grand crus! Today, our first day of the 2018 campaign, was nearly 80% white, but 1er cru white. The remaining 20% of pinot wasn’t to […]

home harvest day -1

home harvest day -1

Back to Beaune, and it’s a lot warmer here than it was in Bern! There has been a little rain in both the Côte d’Or and Chablis over the weekend, which will help with grape maturity. Over the weekend, and today, there were more producers jumping into the vines to pick, and it wasn’t just […]

july’s burgundy-report is online…

Just in time to get my teeth into the harvest, next week, July’s report is now online – so it’s only a notional ‘holiday’ that there’s no August report 🙂 July marks the first serious tastings of 2017s at a modest number of domaines – but a vintage that largely had very fast malos so […]

the 2018 harvesters – so far…

the 2018 harvesters – so far…

I initially thought that he was the first – he’s certainly in the vanguard – but although Benoit Ente of Puligny-Montrachet started picking the first of his 2018 whites today, he was beaten by his brother Arnaud who started yesterday. The siblings are not alone; Chandon de Briailles – hardly an early picker – picked […]

weekend wine – week 33 2018

weekend wine – week 33 2018

I’ve mainly been catching up on some Mâcon samples for this week’s publication of the July report, but something rouge still managed to slip past our lips… 2014 Sophie & Guillaume Joncy, Côte de Brouilly La Trad’ Nature Red wax-topped. Plenty of colour. Hmm, a nose of depth, in a faintly lactic, ‘natural,’ style – […]

offer of the day – clos des lambrays, bruno clair, d’angerville – 2016s

Domaine Clos des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2011 150cl 278.00* (Swiss Francs) Clos des Lambrays 2013 75cl 159.00 Clos des Lambrays 2014 75cl 159.00 Clos des Lambrays 2014 150cl 323.00 Clos des Lambrays 2016 75cl 225.00 Clos des Lambrays 2016 300cl 960.00 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Fonteny 1er Cru 2016 75cl 115.00 Bonnes-Mares […]

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