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Travels in Burgundy 2018

two days in the côte de beaune…

Puligny

It was supposed to be great weather this week, but Monday only saw some hazy sun from the late morning, Tuesday and Wednesday resembled January with two misty days on the côtes – but today quickly warmed and delivered much afternoon sunshine. Visits, photos, jogging, more photos – the usual stuff! Note: We seem to […]

#2017burgundyreport – chassagne but mainly meursault and some montrachet

Montrachet in failing sunlight...

The weather took a turn for the better today after some modest rain yesterday, though my start to the morning could have been improved on – for the 3rd time in 5 days, while parked, my car had been the object of target practice by incontinent pigeons – and I mean incontinent – I’m not […]

#2017burgundyreport

#2017burgundyreport

It’s colder. And the birds are starting to gather in the vineyards. I guess it’s Autumn! Monday was the first day of my programme of vintage 2017 domaine visits – it was also the day of a very rare occurance – rain! Okay, only modest rain! But it was the first in this neck of […]

an afternoon mooching around meursault…

an afternoon mooching around meursault…

And still the weather is remarkably benevolent- perhaps the first rain for a while on Monday, but then sunny and and dry again – for days….  

(mainly) côte de nuits today…

Gevrey CSJ...

Slowly a little Autumn colour is sneaking in…  

back home in beaune…

back home in beaune…

A walk much closer to home today – a walk from the centre of Beaune, out through the premier crus into Pommard – a quick cola there, before returning through a different range of premiers back to Beaune. 3 hours, 12km…  

a northern burgundy day…

a northern burgundy day…

My ‘holiday’ week continues (next week I begin my attack on the 2017 whites) but today our first stop of the day was Auxerre – of-course noting a little Côteaux Auxerois on the way into the city! The entry into the city, over the bridge is a balm for sore eyes – simply beautiful. A […]

a southern burgundy day…

a southern burgundy day…

Solutre – but a shame about the bus! Still colder, but eventually a couple of degrees warmer than yesterday – still, the legs declined another 20km walking day! We toured through the small villages from Tournus towards Cruzille via the gorgeous Ozenay, then slowly worked our way to Vergisson and Solutre. Ahead of us was […]

sunday in gevrey…

Clos Tamisot

The colour is only modestly developed in the vines, so-far, but with a week of good weather ahead, it looks like the start of October could be colourtastic!  

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