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Day ten Friday – 28 September 2012

Number : 10- The last grapes

A light mist hung over the vines this morning. It is the last day of the harvest and everyone is looking forward to the paulée tonight, the traditional closing party. ...

10th day - 28 sep 2012-A

Day nine Thursday – 27 September 2012

Number : 9- The regal Gevrey-Chambertin

The weather was much better today over the vines which still look surprisingly green, as if the rain is helping extend their lifecycle. ...

9th day - 27 sep 2012-A

Day eight – Wednesday 26 September 2012

Number : 8 - The Deluge!

This harvest newsletter is dedicated to the heroes of the day, our harvesters, who braved some dreadful weather today. The rain fell constantly, accompanied by gusts of wind. ....

8e jour - 26 sep 2012-A

Day seven – Tuesday 25 September 2012

Number : 7 - A root day

The weather this year has been topsy-turvy: we had summer in springtime and now we have spring in the fall! ....

7e jour - 25 sep 2012-A

Days five and six – Sunday 23 and Monday 24 September 2012

Number : 5 & 6 - Storms over the Grand Crus

On Sunday morning, all was calm at the winery with no grapes arriving today. Pierre and his two interns spent the day monitoring the vats and measuring densities and temperatures....

5th & 6th days- 23- 24 Sep. 2012-A

Day four Saturday – 22 September 2012

Number : 4 - Autumn sonata

It rained all night. This morning, oilskins and boots were de rigueur. And it was in the cold and damp that the two picking teams began their day....

4e jour - 22 sep 2012-A

Day three Friday – 21 September 2012

Number : 3 - Something in the air...

The sun shone brightly over the resplendent Côte on this, the last day of summer, its dazzling light highlighting the landscape’s ephemeral beauty. It is heavenly chaos a thousand leagues over the Atlantic where the tail of Cyclone Nadine is fighting the nameless anti-cyclone that is wrapping us in its heat....

Day 3d - 21 Sept.2012

Day two Thursday – 20 September 2012

Number : 2 - Zénitude!

It was 6°C this morning on the Côte, cold enough to make our pickers shiver and numb the fingers. Fortunately, the sun shone as forecast and temperatures reached 20°C, perfect for harvesting.

First day - 19 Sept. 2012

Day one Wednesday -19 September 2012

Number : 1 - An extreme year!

We set off this morning, secateurs in hand, to start the harvest for this very special vintage. This year has thrown up every possible extreme, with some awful weather for the vines. Spring was cold and rainy, resulting in shatter and mildew, and ended with some devastating hail....

First day - 19 Sept. 2012


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