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frostwatch – 3

The Côte d’Or was in full, frost-battling, swing over the weekend – like I’ve never seen before – in fact, possibly like never before – the whole of the region currently smells of smouldering straw! I’ll link the most impressive view of the action which came courtesy Vincent Dancer of Chassagne. Let’s not forget the […]

frostwatch – 2

frostwatch – 2

Last week I reported on this year’s first ‘stabs’ of frost in Burgundy – and it seemed that from Chablis to Beaujolais everyone expected some modest losses from the year’s first wave of frost – except the few vignerons that I spoke to in the Côte de Nuits – they lead a charmed life! Yesterday, […]

frostwatch…

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Domaine Hubert Lamy (@domainelamy) on Apr 4, 2019 at 10:37pm PDT Earlier in the week I showed you images of the candles and wind-machines that were waiting in the vines – because this was forecast. Above is an image shared by Olivier Lamy in St.Aubin, taken […]

heading for a showdown…

heading for a showdown…

– with the weather! The vines are only about 10 days ahead of the average – so-far – this year. The year has been incredibly dry too – you can walk in all the vineyards – the clay is hard and/or powder – or, more like pottery as one vigneron described it! But tonight it’s […]

marko’s 2018 vendange – le wrap-up…

marko’s 2018 vendange – le wrap-up…

Arlaud (Post) Vendange Conclusions, Friday 14th September 2018 – Sunday 16th September 2018 As my Paulee note concluded I slept a sleep of the very tired, up late, ageing vendangeur on Thurs night/Friday morning, shocking myself, as a normally very light sleeper, by only coming ‘to’ circa 7.00 a.m. to find practically all of the […]

marko’s vendanges paulée…

marko’s vendanges paulée…

Arlaud Vendange Day 11, Evening Paulee, Thursday 13th September 2018 I know its now ‘way after the event’ but something wants to make me finish my vendange diary completely. Ok, guess, in ‘pure’ vendange terms, my Day 11 words have finished ‘that’ diary but for me the ‘whole’ vendange includes my time on the Cote […]

marko’s burgundy vendange day eleven…

Arlaud Vendange Final Day Casse-Croute break after Aligote - L to R Jackie, Cedric, Laetitia, Antoine, Aurore & Sandrine

Arlaud Vendange Day 11, Thursday 13th September 2018 And so to our final day. The inevitable tinge of sadness/melancholy for me that I’d soon be leaving this wondrous place, for which I have developed so much affection for over the years from first arriving in 2008. I guess quirky Morey-St-Denis is deep in my soul, […]

marko’s burgundy vendange day ten…

About to descend finish of Hautes-Cotes Chard 12092018

Arlaud Vendange Day 10, Wednesday 12th September 2018 By now it was definite that we’d finish Thursday, although how far into Thursday, and what was left to do, weren’t clear. There was also an odd mention of a post finish Paulee celebration (but not ‘that kind of paulee were one bring’s one’s own wine – […]

marko’s burgundy vendange day nine…

Beautiful Vosne Village grapes but should be Pinot Noir 11092018

Arlaud Vendange Day 9, Tuesday 11th September 2018 Was something of a relief to know Roncevie was finally behind us. I mused to myself over breakfast, and pre-departure, what we might have left (that I could think of), and as a result where we might be bound. A quick digressing word on the sunrises in […]

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