In a very short time, Burgundy wines have become overpriced. 40 years ago, the winegrowers had wine to sell, stocks in the cellar and received for a tasting. Today it is sometimes impossible to have an appointment and very often complicated to have wine. What happened ?
This year was marked by the start of the health crisis and the first confinement from March to May. Beyond this singular aspect to manage, we had to deal with excessive meteorological factors. Journalists echo an “exceptional” vintage for Burgundy wines, but how long will our vines be able to produce under these conditions?
A local product is a product that bears witness to the agronomic, climatic and cultural heritage of a region. What is fantastic with a local product is that the neighboring plot will have a different product because it does not have the same soil or the same cultivation methods. It is this diversity that will make a territory rich and resilient.
The harvest journal for the 2021 vintage by Armand Heitz. Relive the day-to-day harvests as well as the work in the winery of this very special vintage.
In a tasting cellar, it is easy to talk about pigeage, harvest date, age of the barrels and in Burgundy, you taste with your feet in the cellar with your eyes riveted on a map of the vineyard. Yes, the “Climate”, in the Burgundian sense, takes on its full meaning.
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay largely dominate the Burgundy vineyard today. The last episode of frost shows the limits of this standardization in the face of changes in natural conditions. It is necessary today to understand the history of grape varieties in Burgundy and above all to ask the right questions because we know it: Nature never adapts to Man. It is up to us to observe it and adapt to it to sustain our activity.
On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, as president of the Chassagne-Montrachet appellation, I welcome Roberto Petronio with pleasure and enthusiasm for a report in the RVF. I'll tell you about this meeting in more detail.
Bâtard-Montrachet, Les Pucelles, Les Amoureuses... Burgundy certainly gives you the impression of entering a poetic jungle. Here, we give you some keys to cross the door and you will see, your curiosity for Burgundy wines will be without moderation.
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