Harvest has been crazy with lots of 12 hour plus days in the vineyard and in the winery. Despite the early season maladies of mildew and oidium the fruit is in very good condition. The low yields, down 25 to 50% across my parcels, has contributed to some really dense flavours and thick […]
No sooner had I got back to London from Australia it was off to Burgundy for harvest. While we have had an extremely tough growing season we have been blessed with a dry and moderate August and first week of September. There is an old timers expression here – “September makes the harvest”. […]
Sorry it has been a while between blog posts. Currently I am in Australia just finishing off my Bachelor of Wine Science that I have been studying towards since 2007. I have had some fascinating lectures while I have been here. One of which on the evolution of the grapevine, proposed that latest DNA […]
With regards to the weather, what a crazy year we had! Moderate temperatures over winter and a warm spring meant we saw one of […]
After pressing the Savigny-lès-Beaune “Aux Fourneaux” Pinot Noir on Wednesday, I settled the wine in tank for a few days to ensure only the tastiest (and lightest) lies made it into barrel. Barreling straight from the press doesn’t allow you to select how much or what type of lies makes it into the […]
After 20 days on skins, it was time to get the wine out of the wooden fermenting tank and into a press. I decided to press earlier than I may have done in a perfect world but I wanted to preserve the fine tannins that I had extracted during fermentation without having the […]
Yep, that’s me in the wooden tank doing a traditional pigeage with my feet. Traditionally one would get in naked, but modesty and since I had a good friend spotting me, I decided not to embarrass myself. Pigeage is very dangerous so NEVER do it alone! Too many people have died over the […]
Tomorrow we commence by picking my Pinot Noir in Aux Fourneaux. Fruit tastes great and the vines are shutting down as you can see from the leaves turning orange. Lovely phenolic ripeness so it’s time to go. I have some incredible friends from Australia, South Africa, USA and the UK who will […]
With the cooler weather we have been having we have a great opportunity to let the grapes hang and really develop some killer complexity. The problem? Grapes with mounting sugars are more at risk day by day from pourriture (rot). So we went into Pinot vineyard where a small amount of […]
fellow new worlders in burgundypar mark haisma
former winemaker at yarra yering and fellow australian making cracking côte de nuits
ray walker, finance industry drop out, with delicate premier cru and grand cru côte de nuits
american and fellow savigny-lès-beaune producer
domaine david clark
former formula engineer turned vine-hound
mischief & mayhem
fiona + michael ragg craft wines from up and down the golden spike in aloxe-corton. their 2009 whites are pretty special.
chris newman + jane eyre making villages, premier cru and grand cru from up and down the côte d'or.
former hollywood producer mark tarlov's aim to rival burgundy in oregon and california comes home to the motherland.
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