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harvest day 12 – 3-oct-2016

harvest day 12 – 3-oct-2016

 The aftermath of lots of Santenay… That was a day! And a Santenay day, at that. Our triage table started rolling at 08h30, it stopped at 19h00 – the cleaning wasn’t finished until 21h00… To be honest, it was a hard day’s work, because (at least) our parcels of Santenay had quite a bit of […]

arlaud vendange diary – day 4

arlaud vendange diary – day 4

Arlaud Vendange Day 4, Tuesday 27th Sept 2016 Am starting to type this at 6.24 a.m Saturday morning, grabbing some rare free time, having managed to get Day 3 stuff to Bill last night. Its raining outside and has been heavily overnight I think so today (Saturday) could be ‘hilarious’ but lets not get ahead […]

some sunday pics – puligny & gevrey…

some sunday pics – puligny & gevrey…

 Puligny-Montrachet. A morning wander around Puligny was followed by a late afternoon walk around Gevrey. Very few people were harvesting today, despite really beautiful – if much cooler – weather, at least there is some wind, so probably not much problem with rot after the rain of Saturday. I saw Florent Garaudet harvesting some Puligny […]

A lot of pinot gris in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune

harvest day 9 – 30-sept-2016

Friday 30 Sept. Despite the poor weather forecast that tells us that there will be plenty of rain later today (Friday) and rain for most of the daytime on Saturday, it seems we are still left wanting for a volume of grapes today. Still, we actually do have grapes and from very different ends of […]

harvest day 8 – 29-sept-2016

harvest day 8 – 29-sept-2016

 So beautiful – 2016 Corton Clos du Roi – only for caressing… Wednesday was an ‘enforced’ rest day at the home domaine – at least from the perspective of receiving grapes – there were simply no grapes to be had. With such a small harvest in the Côte de Beaune, it will be very difficult […]

no lingua-franca when it comes to insurance…

no lingua-franca when it comes to insurance…

Ah the joy of getting French car insurance companies to speak to Swiss car insurance companies, is something I cannot begin to describe – even when they are both AXA! If they don’t get a move-on, I may have to boycott AXA-Millésimes… Note my car was correctly parked, in the parking, when somebody decided to […]

harvest day 6 – 27-sept-2016

harvest day 6 – 27-sept-2016

 The ‘second-set‘ fruit that shouldn’t have been harvested vs far right, an unripe bunch (that also shouldn’t have been harvested!) – This is why we triage! The wall-to-wall sunshine of the last days had left us this morning, but it was still dry with some flashes of blue sky. Sunshine was coming to Beaune though, […]

harvest day 5 – 26-sept-2016

harvest day 5 – 26-sept-2016

 A little villages Gevrey-Chambertin to start the day… The good weather continues – and if we believe the forecast(!) maybe for the whole week too… For those a little slower off the mark, today is the real start for many in in the Côte de Nuits. As noted, yesterday, Dujac are starting today, and also […]

mainly beaune pics today…

mainly beaune pics today…

It’s Sunday, and some grapes arrived from Gevrey today – but nothing was doing in the winery – the Gevrey stays in a cold-truck overnight. A perfect, not too hot, not too cold temperature today, so it was equally perfect for a walk around Beaune, followed by a Cola Zero in Nuits! I met intrepid […]

harvest day 3 – 24-sept-2016

harvest day 3 – 24-sept-2016

 In the hot, early harvest of 2015, the pinot gris was rarely ripe at (pinot) harvest time. But in this vintage it has kept pace with the chardonnay and pinot noir – above from Beaune Les Avaux today… Today starts a Côte de Beaune day, and finishes as a Côte de Nuits day. We start […]

beaune market’s floral veg and sex toys

beaune market’s floral veg and sex toys

harvest day 2 – 23-sept-2016

harvest day 2 – 23-sept-2016

 No, not a tiny globe – actually a sun-burned grape – to be discarded! The Marquis (Guillaume) d’Angerville chose today to attack his Volany Champans, but we had unfinished business with our Morgon! Today, the second-half of our Morgon was going to stay in whole-clusters – of-course we still made the same triage as the […]

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