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 […]
Absolutely hammered down yesterday but lots of people have started vendages in Savigny-lès-Beaune — a bit early for my taste, but to each his own. The grapes have taken up water from recent deluges and my sugars have even gone backwards based on the samples I took yesterday from dilution effects.
Lovely weather today and […]
Lovely little sight in the vineyard this morning. This is the first year that my vines are being farmed organically and it has been wonderful to see a whole ecosystem develop — diversity of weeds, spiders, worms, ladybirds and now birds nesting. Not sure which species made the nest (sparrow perhaps?) but it […]
Out in the vineyards today taking samples to get a sense on the progress of the vines. While not a rigid “numbers man” when it comes to picking decisions (I base it on flavour first), it does give one a good sense on how the vines are behaving.
I take 100 berries in a […]
On my last trip to Savigny-lès-Beaune I decided to keep any eye out for any interesting white plots as I really love how the vintage is shaping up for Savigny blanc. One vineyard caught my eye — some 70 year old plantings in Les Saucours, a villages lieu-dit that abuts on the premier cru vineyards […]
To the left is a photo of a very old vine from my plot of Pinot Noir in the vineyard of Aux Fourneaux. Berry size has been very even this year but with some older vines you get some berries which are much smaller than others — the french call this […]
I have just got back from a very interesting residential school as part of my Bachelor of Wine Science degree. Our lecturer, Dr. Robyn Wood, had just joined the school after many years in industry and was determined to turn conventional wisdom […]
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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