harvesting 2016

Day 15 – Wednesday 5 October 2016

Number : 15 - The Paulée

The last day of the 2016 harvests was bathed in sunshine, a magnificent day that took both teams up into the high vineyards right at the back of the Côtes to bring in the last of this year’s grapes.

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Day 14 – Tuesday 4 October 2016

Number : 14 - Hautes Côtes in both colors

The hillsides were lit by a magnificent light today, the weekend rain a distant memory...

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Day 13 – Monday 3 October 2016

Number : 13 - Taking the high ground!

It was a perfect harvesting day, a mild 20°C and breezy, as we attacked the last but by no means the least plot on the Côte de Beaune...

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Days 11 and 12 – Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 October 2016

Number : 11 & 12 - Les Evocelles

The rain forecast did indeed come on Friday night, and in the space of one day we shifted into another season...

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Day Ten – Friday 30 September 2016

Number : 10 - Auspicious circumstances for a harvest

It’s the last day of September and it’s been a few years since our annual harvest has carried on into October...

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Day Nine – Thursday 29 September 2016

Number : 9 - Spotlight on the grand crus

Today, we profited from the sunny weather and a “fruit” day in the lunar calendar to focus on our grand crus.

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Day Eight – Wednesday 28 September 2016

Number : 8 - Some proper harvesting at long last!

At last Pierre feels like we’re harvesting! One should say that the activity in the winery has been intensifying as the grapes arrive.

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Day Seven -Tuesday 26 September 2016

Number : 7 - Here comes the sun!

The early mornings are very chilly when the pickers arrive in the vines, the mercury barely registering 11°C (52°F) as fall sets in. But today, the sun clearly wanted to shine through, the clouds gradually melting away to reveal an immaculate blue sky like a last hurrah for summer!

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Day six – Monday 26 September 2016

Number : 6 - There’s no Justice!

It was a gentle return to harvesting this morning, in overcast, mild, and above all dry weather. This is certainly pleasant for the pickers, and good for the grapes too, since there are no dirt splashes and so no risk of contamination which is important for the purity of the taste.

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Day Five – Friday 23 September 2016

Number : 5 - A half-day

It was bright and fresh with a nip in the air this morning on the Côte. The vines are still looking luxuriant as summer slips away, with a handful of pickers scattered across the slopes...

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Day Four – Thursday 22 September 2016

Number : 4 - Autumn Equinox

On this day in the year, the length of the day equals that of the night, before starting its inexorable decline...

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Day Three – Wednesday 21 September 2016

Number : 3 - Solar reds, lunar whites

On this last official day of summer, the morning was chilly and the skies gray as our two teams of pickers set out for the vines at 8:00am...

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Day Two – Tuesday 20 September 2016

Number : 2 - Frustration

This morning, the sun was poking out behind the clouds, and ended the day emerging in all its glory...;

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Day One – Monday 19 September 2016

Number : 1 - Harvesting in an autumnal mood

Whereas we had already finished harvesting by this time in 2015, this year we are only just starting...;

Day 1 - Monday, September 19 2016


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