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tuesday’s gallery: gevrey-chambertin…

tuesday’s gallery: gevrey-chambertin…

just a little meursault to start the day…

just a little meursault to start the day…

picture-perfect volnay…

picture-perfect volnay…

It was already cloudy by about 10:30 today, but what a beautiful start we had. Growers remain concerned that the buds on some south-facing vines are starting to swell a little, and there is no end in sight to the mild weather (10°C and sun at 10am!), though we are still just behind the precocious beginning to 2007. Anyway, enjoy…

more old beaune…

more old beaune…

No Pommard today, and not so much blue sky either, but a cancelled appointment left time to walk the remparts of Beaune – I haven’t done that for years!

monday in beaune and pommard…

Chorey

There were occasional patches of mist but as the sun came through the ploughed rows of vines began steaming – looked rather cool! A perfect Spring day with 12-15°C. A shame its February and the wines should be completely dormant. Everyone is hoping for a nice steady 2-3 weeks of -5°C or-so to kill off all that’s nasty and keep the vines from getting excited too early. Nobody can afford them to be frosted this year!

pics from out and about in the côtes…

pics from out and about in the côtes…

Quite a lot from in Nuits today and Tuesday, but a few others too… 😉

watching through the window…

watching through the window…

Of-course it can’t always be sunny, otherwise I wouldn’t be here! But like a good (adopted) Swiss, I choose not to venture out when I can’t see the ground under my skis – although I may go for a jog! Will change resort tomorrow, finally home on Sunday. Still, that means time to write a few words… Have drunk some 2011 Au Pied de Mont Chauve Chassagnes, 2010 Gambal Dents de Chiens and 2009 Mischief & Mayhem Puligny Sous les Puits – all good 😉 Now, of-course, there’s time to read something too. I like Adam BS, but really and truly, there is a level of commoditisation already to be seen, for a small cadre of Burgundy growers, that is far from divergent from Bordeaux, [….]

just a perfect day…

just a perfect day…

a nice day out…

a nice day out…

enough grapes…(?)

enough grapes…(?)

A get-away-from-all-the-grapes:

bergs not burgs…

bergs not burgs…

A couple of pics from Friday…

did anyone say mountains?

did anyone say mountains?

Just when you thought it safe to return! Okay, only a small one then!

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