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Vintage 2015

just a few domaines, unlucky enough to host me last week

just a few domaines, unlucky enough to host me last week

19 september – 2015 harvest day 16

19 september – 2015 harvest day 16

Le Roi Chambertin. Harvest day 16, but only our 12th day with grapes… As we say, it’s only over after the Chambertin is in – and today, finally, it was. Despite the wait, no complaints about the cleanliness and presentation of the grapes. More info after a short (maybe long) Paulée… 😉  

17 september – 2015 harvest day 14

17 september – 2015 harvest day 14

Hooray! At 16h00 today, the rain stopped – so that was only 23 hours of rain… That said, the sky remains very dark with just a few patches of blue – in fact it’s averaged several hours of rain per day since Saturday! At the home domaine there is nothing to report – our last […]

16 september – 2015 harvest day 13

16 september – 2015 harvest day 13

For those who were asking, here’s the difference between (very ripe) pinot noir and pinot gris – locally called pinot beurot – from Charmes-Chambertin today. [2x life-size] We wake to rain – not particularly heavy, but unyielding. It’s still raining when our first truck of grapes arrives from Gevrey-Chambertin – avec nos Charmes-Chambertin – I […]

15 september – 2015 harvest day 12

15 september – 2015 harvest day 12

Lavaux St.Jacques. The finishing-line is in sight now, but today we’re just going to focus on more Marsannay Les Longeroies and one of Gevrey’s bigger guns – Lavaux St.Jacques. Still, it won’t be very much fun cutting grapes today, due to multiple showers of rain overnight – but by 09h00 the streets and pavements of […]

14 september – 2015 harvest day 11

14 september – 2015 harvest day 11

It’s a bit confusing I suppose, as it is the 11th day since we began harvesting, but it is only the 9th day of harvesting for our team as we did none on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend had no grapes as the forecasts were for apocalyptic rain-storms and hail – some moderately heavy rain […]

11 september – 2015 harvest day 8

11 september – 2015 harvest day 8

Found on a single vine in Ladoix – there were other bunches, green like chardonnay with a fainter pink skin, but none of those were ripe. This almost all pink was ripe and sweet, with little extra flavour to define it though. It showed a very open bunch structure with large (minimum 2cm) grapes (melons). […]

10 september – 2015 harvest day 7

Maranges looking good!

Subtitled: Start your day with Santenay! I had some great photos lined-up today, but due to the health and safety issues involved, I thought it just as well to keep the camera ‘holstered!’ Another healthy, clean tranche of grapes this morning – all from Santenay. There were only two or three isolated clusters with oïdium, […]

mark: domaine arlaud’s harvest diary, wednesday…

Naughty M. J-P Feral. What are you doing with that leaf you are holding ?

Arlaud Vendange Day 3 – Weds 9th Sept 2015 Quick recap back to day two – did I mention in referencing the Morey Village that such included Morey Clos Solon ? It did/does, where I believe Arlaud both own vines but certainly have negoce fruit available. The Clos Solon fruit we harvested Tuesday was top […]

09 september – 2015 harvest day 6

A - it's not all glamour...

A late-ish finish yesterday, so only chance to type this the day after. Despite our expectations of a very late finish, it was only a late finish – 21h30. We found a couple of libations to relax afterwards! The reason for the earlier than expected finish is the pinot yield. Before harvesting, looking at the […]

mark: domaine arlaud’s harvest diary, tuesday…

mark: domaine arlaud’s harvest diary, tuesday…

Arlaud Vendange Day Two – Tuesday, 08 09 2015 Time is at an absolute premium during one’s vendange, and I’m not joking. I don’t know how Bill does what he does (seriously) with the website as well as his ‘main’ duties 😉 . Quick snapshot of how my day goes:- up at 5.00 a.m, ablutions, […]

comte liger-beair, now in clos de vougeot flavour!

comte liger-beair, now in clos de vougeot flavour!

Louis-Michel Liger-Belair today posted pictures of him triaging his new purchase – grand cru Clos de Vougeot. Okay, you might just say ‘it’s a grape purchase’ but it’s a little more committed than that; it is a 10 year contract for fruit from organically managed mid-slope vines. I really can’t wait to see how it […]

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