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2017 harvest – 14 september

2017 harvest – 14 september

Nuits’ Clos de l’Arlot , this afternoon… Although I ‘did’ Nuits and Chambolle yesterday, I’m a sucker for a nice view – so today, the team of l’Arlot were at it again, plus more again in the swathe of vines (Premeaux) south of Nuits close to Les St.Georges. As I pulled off the D974, direction […]

2017 harvest – 13 september

2017 harvest – 13 september

Chambolle today… The morning was pretty Autumnal and cold, so it was a surprise when it became a little muggy and 24°C in the afternoon – rain was forecast but never really materialised. I started my afternoon tour on the northern border of Chambolle-Musigny with Morey – where Marko de Morey was picking some Aligoté […]

weekend wines – week 36 2017

weekend wines – week 36 2017

A little harvest (if not wine!) pause, with friends who were visiting, in Pommard. 2013 Gilles Bouton, St.Aubin 1er En Remilly Starting a little toasty – slightly reductive – becoming more open and prettier with air. Good line and even a little minerality here. A modest but tasty wine with a little finishing sweetness. Tasty. […]

2017 harvest – 12 september (home domaine finish)

2017 harvest – 12 september (home domaine finish)

There followed a very enthusiastic and global use of water-hoses – to many shouts of ‘No – not on my phone!’… Starting our day with the last white – a small parcel in Pernand-Vergelesses Les Pins – here just 0.2 ha in a high sector that was once predominantly planted to aligoté behind Sur Frétile […]

2017 harvest – 11 september

2017 harvest – 11 september

An overused descriptor, but really, practically caviar… Our penultimate harvesting day – and today was a grand cru day. We started with Corton-Charlemagne – and we had quite a lot too. There was a little rot to remove, but as all our whites go over the triage table that was no problem – many white […]

2017 harvest – 10 september

2017 harvest – 10 september

Nothing much to add today – except that there were a number of tonnes of Chorey-lès-Beaune grapes that crossed over our triage table. But we finally finished the parcel at just past 6pm! Two more whites and two (or was it three?) more reds to bring in and we are done! After yesterday’s rain, today […]

2017 harvest – 09 september

2017 harvest – 09 september

After 5 days of being steeped in grape-juice! There really is a lot of colour coming out of the grapes this year – there’s a much more disgusting view of my hands, but I can’t hold a camera and press the button at the same time – lucky you! The ultimate was 2015 when my […]

Pernand Sous Fretile

2017 harvest – 08 september

Pernand Sous Fretile is go… Today started with beautiful white grapes but then it was red, red, red… Following the (white) Sous Fretile was red Savigny 1er Les Vergelesses then a pair of Pernands – first En Caradeux and then a smaller parcel of Les Fichots. The Vergelesses comes from a plot of old vines […]

2017 harvest – 07 september

2017 harvest – 07 september

Shoveling Beaune Villages into the giraffe… Just two vineyards to triage today – both red. We began the day with the last part of our villages Savigny. Here in what is described as the most ‘humid’ part of the vineyard, was a little rot that needed to be removed, but as if to amplify the […]

Only 2.5 kilos

2017 harvest – 06 september

Our tumble-drier in action! Today, like yesterday, started for us with Savigny Blanc Les Vergelesses – this time from the upper parcel. Also like yesterday, our tumble-drier (above) was the bottle-neck in our process. Once it was full the press programme lasts 2.5 hours – so we can triage some more, but then those grapes […]

Savigny Les Vergelesses

2017 harvest – 05 september

Day one at the home domaine – and it’s a new home domaine this year! ‘Only’ Côte de Beaune fruit here, but there’s a slight chance I could make a couple of days guest appearance in the Côte de Nuits before I head home – let’s see! First to say – what great fruit, and […]

2017 harvest – 04 september

2017 harvest – 04 september

The Clos de Vougeot about 17h00 today. There’s a wave of new starters in the vines today and interestingly, a number of producers are noting that they are harvesting vineyards on exactly the same day as in 2015 – that will be a good comparison in the future. In the Côte de Beaune, there are […]

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