Guest blogger Jeremy Seysses of Domaine Dujac continues his harvest report from Burgundy.
23 October 2006
I love it when a plan comes together! I also love using that line, having been an avid watcher of the A-team as a kid…
On Saturday 23rd September, exactly a month ago, we met with our pickers at 7.30 AM, separated them into two teams, one for me and one for Lilian Robin, our vineyard manager, and set out to the vineyards. We went to Puligny-Montrachet, a white wine only village, while the other team began in the Echezeaux, one of our Grands Crus. As a quick reminder, if I am talking about white wine, the grape varietal is Chardonnay, and if I am talking red, the varietal is Pinot Noir, unless stated otherwise. In Burgundy, most of the differences between the wines of any producer come from the different terroirs, i.e. they are differences due to vineyard location, rather than to things such as blending. We put in a long day of picking as the grapes appeared to be riper than I had anticipated, and picked Bonnes Mares and Charmes-Chambertin as well as the aforementioned vineyards.