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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, it’s [….]

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!

more mountains…

more mountains…

Back again – eventually I may write something about wine, but as a ‘warm-up’ I’ll add a couple(!) of higher altitude pics…

cool in the snow…

cool in the snow…

Actually it was still pretty warm at nearly 2800 metres! Just a few snaps from Sunday/Monday…

back from the soggy côtes…

Don't know the producer, but nice wine with lunch...

Not a barrel of laughs if you want to take your dog for a walk or enjoy the vineyards – plenty of gallows humour from the vignerons too with regard to various scenarios for the 2013 vintage. But everyone carries on! It seems I brought a bit too much wine back with me, the advantage of that is, whilst re-arranging the cellar, you come across many part-forgotten things! How could I forget 7-8 bottles of mixed 2006s from the ladies of Chenu? Looks like that will be getting some action soon Here’s a bunch of pics from my phone – I haven’t looked at my ‘proper’ camera yet!

lech…

lech…

Once more I find a reason not to write much in my diary. There was a little Zweigelt last night though…

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