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today in the clos de vougeot (2)

today in the clos de vougeot (2)

Just a wonderful spring day today – fabulous weather.  

today in the clos de vougeot (1)

today in the clos de vougeot (1)

Some days, this is work 🙂  

Pruning in Petits Musigny

a lesson in pruning musigny…

Eric Bourgogne of de Vogüé graciously gave me a lesson in pruning in Musigny today – it’s impressive the attention to detail that Eric has; quickly removing spare buds and generally tidying the ‘pieds’ and spotting the camouflaged caterpillars. I think it was probably a good idea that he never actually handed me the secateurs! […]

Les Bas de Teurons

a quick jog around town

One or two buds are pushing, but nothing close to bud-burst at the bottom of the Beaune 1er Crus…  

Chambolle Le Village

a little côte de nuits & much more côte de beaune – rugiens mainly

a new title…

Looks worth trying to get hold of a copy… Looks interesting: Behind the romance of French wine https://t.co/dmHvf44InK via @TheStreet — bill nanson WM (@billnanson) March 20, 2017

weekend wines, week 11 2017

weekend wines, week 11 2017

2012 Le Grappin, Beaune 1er Les Grèves Blanc The problem with having the same label for all the wines is the following: Hmm – this is a deep and impressive nose – not the high-toned freshness that I remember. In the mouth too – big, opulent, layered and very long – hmm, better check the […]

Monthelie looking towards Auxey-Duresses

and today a little monthèlie…

Considering the wet, wet, wet forecast for this weekend, we had only a little rain during Saturday morning’s market. Not much sun before mid-afternoon on Sunday though – i.e. only after my camera battery expired 😉  

a little chassagne today…

a little chassagne today…

the mid-weeklies…

the mid-weeklies…

A few mid-week lubrications, including some more from 1996 – but first a little something from David Clark: 2008 David Clark, Côte de Nuits Villages Dark coloured. A nose of fresh, crunchy dark-red fruit – very inviting. There’s plenty of acidity here, but delivered in a style that carries you through the wine. A very […]

st.véran 2018

st.véran 2018

For your diaries: St.Véran are organising the 74th Saint-Vincent – which will be held over the weekend of 27-28 January 2018 in Prissé… And some Saint-Véran infos? 1 variety : Chardonnay 7 communes of production : Chânes, Chasselas, Davayé, Leynes, Prissé, Saint-Vérand et Solutré-Pouilly. 726 hectares of vines in production in 2016 37,000 hectolitres of […]

weekend wines, week 10 2017

weekend wines, week 10 2017

Yes, it was a little Côte de Beaune-y this weekend. I’m thinking that this year I should really attack my 1996s and 1997s – I’ll leave the 1995s and 1998s a little longer. Maybe I’ll do those latter wines in more constructive blocks, rather than as weekend wines – but it’s good to start somewhere! […]

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