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Travels in Burgundy 2016

a vosne walk in the morning…

a vosne walk in the morning…

I was unintentionally 1 hour early for my appointment this morning – always better than 1 hour late! – so took the opportunity to have a wander in the still freezing vines…  

a little crispy beaune today…

a little crispy beaune today…

Although it has tried, for the last days, Beaune couldn’t really escape the grasp of a freezing mist – it was only mid-afternoon today before the first patches of blue sky could be seen. I took advantage and grabbed a few shots before the frost started to fall from the trees and vines:  

tuesday – 2 côtes…

tuesday – 2 côtes…

Just a few pics from Tuesday. Chilly but the Christmas lights are on in Beaune – so that’s a nice balance 🙂  

a chilly monday…

a chilly monday…

oof – it’s chilly this week. The skies are blue, and whilst it was a modest 7°C yesterday, the north wind was ‘to the bone’ – today it was more like 3° in the morning (after -2°C overnight in town) – it definitely doesn’t feel warmer 🙂  

the (ex) tree of aux reignots…

the (ex) tree of aux reignots…

 A superb pic, courtesy of fellow Burgundy tour-guide, Sue Boxell. Updated: With feedback from Charles Lachaux. For a long time, and particularly in early spring, the Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru of Aux Reignots could easily be spotted above Romanée-Conti and La Romanée – because towards the bottom of the 1er cru was an ‘amandier’ (almond) tree […]

sunday – perfect for an 8.5km walk around puligny…

sunday – perfect for an 8.5km walk around puligny…

Breakfast in Le Montrachet, followed by a beautiful walk today:  

a tour d’or…

Gevrey...

The last two days have brought Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. It’s not raining yet, but that’s the forecast. In 2015 many domaines already started their winter pruning, but on the 1st of November this year, the vines were still mainly full of leaves – so everything is being put back a little. […]

the leaves they fall…

Beaune Les Prévoles

A frost on Friday morning, followed by rain on Saturday, and half the leaves have already given up – another week and the Côte d’Or will be looking very different. From Friday and Sunday:  

early morning volnay…

early morning volnay…

Today it’s raining, the only colour is in the market of Beaune – but yesterday morning – now that was pretty! Pretty enough in Volnay that I had to stop the car and take a few pics….  

over volnay caillerets towards meursault this morning…

over volnay caillerets towards meursault this morning…

it’s that time of year in beaune

it’s that time of year in beaune

The time of year when you should be careful in the evening – as tens of thousands of starlings come to town to roost. Oh, and definitely don’t park under the trees 😉 This morning was largely misty, just the first rays of sun managed to penetrate around lunchtime. I managed to go for a […]

to the east or golden? – the côte d’or

Volnay Santenots

&nbsp:Yesterday looking down on Volnay and Pommard There are competing possibilities as to why the Côte d’Or is called the Côte d’Or. Yesterday afternoon – even without sunshine – showed why so many people consider d’Or to mean gold – the golden slope – but of-course it lasts, at best, for only a couple of […]

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