harvesting 2015

Day fifteen – Tuesday 15 September 2015

Number : 15 - The paulée to close a radiant vintage!

Here we are on the last day of the harvests! 

Jour 15 - mardi 15 septembre 2015 - A

Day fourteen Monday – 14 September 2015

Number : 14 - A last look across the Hautes-Côtes


This beautiful “flower” day in the lunar calendar involved our final hours of picking on the windy crests of the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits and de Beaune in the last plots to ripen...

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Day thirteen – Saturday 12 September 2015

Number : 13 - Rain

We only picked for half of today as rain was forecast for the afternoon.

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Day twelve – Friday 11 September 2015

Number : 12- The last grand cru, and the last rays of sunshine

This last day of sunshine was reserved for our last grand cru, a legendary one and definitely the oldest – our Charmes-Chambertin Les Mazoyères

Jour 12 - vendredi 11 septembre 2015 - A

Day eleven – Thursday 10 September 2015

Number : 11 - First fragrances

It was another fabulous day today, with temperatures of 10°C this morning rising to 24°C by the afternoon. In just a few days’ time, the harvests will be finished.

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Day ten – Wednesday 9 September 2015

Number : 10 - Action… cut!

A new day’s picking got underway at a good pace for the team on the Côte de Nuits, who were unaware that a surprise awaited them ...

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Day nine – Tuesday 8 September 2015

Number : 9 - Moving too fast!


Today, Pierre is disappointed, despite the lovely weather on this “flower” day of the lunar calendar...

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Day eight – Monday 7 September 2015

Number : 8 - Cruising speed


We are now halfway through the harvest, and are simply following the tempo, which continues to increase...

Jour 8 - lundi 7 septembre 2015 - A

Day seven – Saturday 5 September 2015

Number : 7 - Les Evocelles – close to our hearts


A half-day for the pickers before a day off on Sunday. This morning, we finished the Pommard Les Petits Noizons...

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Day six – Friday 4 September 2015

Number : 6 - Fresh turns to mild…


First fermentations ....

Jour 6 - vendredi 4 septembre 2015 - A

Day five – Thursday 3 September 2015

Number : 5 - Excellence in red and white


Today was a “fruit” day in the biodynamic calendar, ideal for harvesting as it boosts the fruitiness of the grapes. The weather was normal for the season, with a blue sky dotted with large clouds revealing and hiding the sun by turns...

Jour 5 - jeudi 3 septembre 2015 - A

Day four – Wednesday 2 September 2015

Number : 4 - The fruits of the vine…

Today started badly. Firstly, at 7am, we brushed shoulders with disaster over the press. It was already half-full when we realized that the drains we’d rinsed last night hadn’t been put back in, so we had to remove all the Puligny using buckets...

Jour 4 - mercredi 2 septembre 2015 - A

Day three – Tuesday 1 September 2015

Number : 3 - In the realm of the great whites


The storm arrived and the thunder boomed out overnight, but in the end did little damage.
Only some 3mm of rain fell, and the temperatures tumbled....

Jour 3 - mardi 1er septembre 2015 - A

Day two – Monday 31 August 2015

Number : 2 - Full Moon and Caesar’s mushrooms


On Saturday, the huge, round Moon lit up the summer night as temperatures continued to soar. It was still 30°C after night fell over the languid vineyards and the forest dotted with oronges

Jour 2 - lundi 31 aout 2015 - A

Day one – Friday 28 August 2015

Number : 1 - Prelude... La Plante, first plot for the snip!


Here we are again, starting on our annual grape harvest at the Domaine de la Vougeraie. These two weeks of intense hard work are what truly makes the wine. Although the grapes remain the essential raw material, their harvesting and transformation must magnify what nature has given us.

Jour 1 - vendredi 28 aout 2015 - A


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