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Travels in Burgundy 2017

a little sunday afternoon volnay…

Clos du Château des Ducs

16°C in the shade – but definitely not in the sun!  

a little sunday morning beaune…

a little sunday morning beaune…

A little remparts and the town centre – quick mobile phone snaps…  

a late afternoon walk around corton…

a late afternoon walk around corton…

It’s not just the vines that need some pruning in Corton! Beautiful 20-22°C weather late this afternoon – so at 4pm we took ourselves for a wander around Corton – a number of pictures seemed to focus on Le Corton…  

the last few days on tour…

the last few days on tour…

A collection of images from this week – the obligatory bud-burst picture above from today in Mâcon-Cruzilles – so chardonnay. Cruzilles is a relatively cool spot, so not so advanced as Meursault, for example. Versus an ‘average year’ the vines are about 10 days ahead so far in 2017. I toured some of the vines […]

today in the clos de vougeot (2)

today in the clos de vougeot (2)

Just a wonderful spring day today – fabulous weather.  

today in the clos de vougeot (1)

today in the clos de vougeot (1)

Some days, this is work 🙂  

a lesson in pruning musigny…

Pruning in Petits Musigny

Eric Bourgogne of de Vogüé graciously gave me a lesson in pruning in Musigny today – it’s impressive the attention to detail that Eric has; quickly removing spare buds and generally tidying the ‘pieds’ and spotting the camouflaged caterpillars. I think it was probably a good idea that he never actually handed me the secateurs! […]

a quick jog around town

Les Bas de Teurons

One or two buds are pushing, but nothing close to bud-burst at the bottom of the Beaune 1er Crus…  

a little côte de nuits & much more côte de beaune – rugiens mainly

Chambolle Le Village

and today a little monthèlie…

Monthelie looking towards Auxey-Duresses

Considering the wet, wet, wet forecast for this weekend, we had only a little rain during Saturday morning’s market. Not much sun before mid-afternoon on Sunday though – i.e. only after my camera battery expired 😉  

a little chassagne today…

a little chassagne today…

a few producers – classic plus outliners

a few producers – classic plus outliners

A modest bunch of producers visited this week. Really a wet, wet three days in Beaune, so not many ‘outside’ photos. A classic selection of Meursault, Volnay and Gevrey but with some outliners from St.Romain and Auxey. The rest of the time was spent trying to sort out a move of apartment in Beaune – […]

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