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Travels in Burgundy 2017

weekend promenading…

weekend promenading…

The top of Côte du Py This weekend, a little pacing around Solutré and Château Pizay:  

week 41’s ‘rogues’ gallery

week 41’s ‘rogues’ gallery

Some lovely visits to kick off the work for October’s 2016 White Burgundy Report. Wines that are really a surprise (to me) and it was particularly good to see some smiles on the faces of many vigneron(ne)s after their 2017 harvest – not everyone, but most. Now it’s my birthday weekend (I’ve been told!) so […]

to trip, or not to trip – rosé style…

to trip, or not to trip – rosé style…

Château Pizay… I was invited to a ‘press trip’ by the syndicate of growers from Moulin-à-Vent, and normally I don’t make press trips – you would be forgiven for asking why(?) Okay, I’ll answer that anyway: The only previous ‘press trip’ that I’ve done, was to Chablis. I was one of five who were deemed […]

givry, puligny and meursault today…

givry, puligny and meursault today…

I’m touring, tasting mainly 2016 whites in October, here pictures from Givry:   And after lunch, pictures from Meursault:  

weekend photos

weekend photos

Just a few pics to appreciate the weekend in Beaune – nice light and blue-sky on Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning – fading to gray and some rain showers on Sunday evening:  

a little mâcon and a little early evening beaune…

The Saone in Mâcon...

In Mâcon for most of the day – only 88 wines to taste – ignoring lunch of-course! Back in Beaune for the the last of the pink-red, post-sunset, light.

a walk around saint-véran today…

a walk around saint-véran today…

The morning was wet, but the afternoon was altogether better. We took in the north and the south of the appellation plus some lovely vantage points between the villages that make up Saint-Véran and the views toward Saint Amour and Juliénas…

today’s walk in chablis

today’s walk in chablis

Chablis Grand Cru Valmur, 10th August 2017 – after the rain. Due to the rain, it was a modest tour in the muddy grand crus of Chablis. I would say a rather meagre looking quantity of fruit on the vines if compared to the Côte de Beaune, but like in the Côte d’Or, no obvious […]

touring the vines in the côte de beaune

Beaune Les Teurons...

Starting in Beaune, finishing with coffee in Puligny. We started in sunshine, ending with threatening, dark cloud – still a little muggy but dry. Here in the Côte de Beaune we are 3-4 weeks from harvesting and there looks to be plenty of grapes on the vines – in good shape too – there is […]

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